Burning Bright by Melissa Scott

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When space pilot Quinn Lioe gets shore leave on the planet of Burning Bright, she finds herself drawn into the world's mixture of hi-tech games and fascinating political intrigue. By the author of Dreamships.
 

About Melissa Scott

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Melissa Scott is a science fiction writer. She was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1961. Scott studied history at Harvard University before earning her Ph. D. in comparative history from Brandeis University. Scott's first science fiction book, The Game Beyond, was published in 1984. In 1986, she won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Scott received the Lambda Literary Award for Gay/Lesbian Science Fiction in both 1995 and 1996 for the books Trouble and Her Friends and Shadow Man. She is a co-founder of WaveLengths, a journal of gay/lesbian/bisexual-interest science fiction and fantasy.
 
Published January 1, 1993 by TOR BOOKS ST MARTINS MASS. 400 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Far-future computer-game/interstellar-intrigue yarn, wherein starship pilot Quinn Lioe, a talented computer gamer, arrives at city/planet Burning Bright to deliver cargo, make repairs, and participate in the local role-playing, virtual-reality Game.

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Scott's accomplished new novel shares some of Dreamships 's interest in virtual reality, but in a much different context.

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