Utopia (Child novel)
|December 2, 2003|
|LC Class||PS3553.H4839 U86 2002|
|Followed by||Death Match|
Utopia (ISBN 0-385-50668-6) is the first solo novel by Lincoln Child published in 2002. It is set in a futuristic amusement park called Utopia, a park that relies heavily on holographics and robotics. Dr. Andrew Warne, the man who designed the program that runs the park's robots, is called in to help fix a problem. But when he gets there, he finds out that the park is being held hostage by a mysterious man known as John Doe.
Utopia consists of five "Worlds", each modelled after different time eras.
- The Nexus: A neutral setting between the Worlds.
- Gaslight: Based on Victorian London.
- Camelot: A medieval kingdom.
- Boardwalk: A reproduction of a sea side amusement park.
- Callisto: A futuristic spaceport above Jupiter's sixth moon.
- Atlantis: A water park based on the lost continent of Atlantis (in the novel, Atlantis is still under construction, and is seen in the epilogue).
Rides and attractions
Notting Hill Chase: In Gaslight, this rollercoaster is themed as a runaway midnight carriage ride. In the prologue this ride malfunctions and a boy named Corey is seriously injured.
Professor Cripplewood's Chamber of Fantastic Illusion (HoloMirrors): An advanced fun house that uses mirrors and holograms. John Doe attempts to kidnap Sarah Boatwright in this attraction.
- Preston/Child web page with two Utopia sample chapters
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