The Barsoom Project Author:Larry Niven and Steven Barnes Come to Dream Park - where fantasy becomes reality, role-playing games become mortal combat via computer simulation, and make-believe can seduce you to your death... — Michelle Sturgeon hadn't been to Dream Park for years - not since, caught up in the thrill of a Fimbulwinter Game, she had shot two of the "enemy" only to find that their deaths we... more »re not elaborate acts enhanced by makeup effects, but the real thing. Someone had sabotaged the Game, using an unsuspecting Michelle as his weapon.
Now, calling herself Eviane, haunted by a vague horror, though her memory of the killings is clouded - she is returning to Dream Park to take part in what turns out to be a modification of that last, fateful Game scenario.
But this Game, too, will be played out in deadly earnest. For Dream Park is involved in the Barsoom Project- ready to take the first steps toward the colonization of Mars - and among the wealthy industrialists gathered to consider investing in Barsoom is one who will take any steps to insure that it fails.« less