Rim (novel)

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Rim: A Novel of Virtual Reality
1985 first edition (hardcover)
Author Alexander Besher
Country United States
Language English
Series Rim trilogy
Genre Science fiction
Publisher HarperCollins
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
Pages 357 pp
ISBN 0-06-258527-4
OCLC 30075186
813/.54 20
LC Class PS3552.E7942 R56 1994
Followed by Mir

Rim: A Novel of Virtual Reality, often shortened to Rim (1994) is a novel by American writer Alexander Besher. 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. Its sequels Mir and Chi take place in 2036 and 2038, respectively.