1985 first edition (hardcover)
|Media type||Print (Hardcover & Paperback)|
|LC Class||PS3552.E7942 R56 1994|
Rim: A Novel of Virtual Reality, often shortened to Rim (1994), was Alexander Besher's first novel. Set in the near future where virtual reality has dominated the economy and popular culture (much like today's internet), commercial space travel is commonplace, and orbiting space hotels surpass the complexity of even the International Space Station, it follows the story of former psychic detective Frank Gobi and his son Trevor as they solve the mystery of a VR crash that leaves millions of people in a trancelike state. The novel takes place in the year 2027, and its sequels Mir and Chi take place in 2036 and 2038, respectively.