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Tad Williams' Otherland.

Otherland
is a science fiction tetralogy written by Tad Williams and published between 1996 and 2001. The story is set on Earth near the end of the 21st century, probably between 2082 and 2089 (one of the characters mentions being born in the early 30's, having a kid in her forties, and the story is set slightly more than twelve years after that), in a world in which technology has advanced somewhat beyond the present. The most notable advancement is the widespread availability of full-immersion virtual reality installations, which allow people from all walks of life to access an online world, called simply the Net. Tad Williams weaves an intricate plot spanning four thick volumes and creates a picture of a future society where virtual worlds are fully integrated into everyday life.

His proposed ability to immerse oneself fully in a simulation gives him a great deal of artistic freedom, and the story winds through alternate interpretations of many classical literary works such as Through the Looking-Glass, The Odyssey and The Iliad, The War of the Worlds, and The Wizard of Oz, which are available as entertainment simulations within the series. According to Orlando Gardiner, one of the main characters in the books who spent most of his teenage years in this world's equivalent to MMORPGs based upon J. R. R. Tolkien's fiction, the overall series's events also bear a strong resemblance to The Lord of the Rings.

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Source Texts Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Through the Looking-Glass - The Nursery "Alice" - The Hunting of the Snark
Related Topics Wonderland - Looking-Glass Land - Underland - Alice - Alice Liddell - The Annotated Alice - Oraculum
Galleries Fan Art
Disney books Alice In Wonderland: Book for Colors - Alice in Wonderland: It's About Time! - Alice in Wonderland (A Big Golden Book) - Alice in Wonderland (Classic Storybook) - Alice in Wonderland (Disney Read-Along) - Alice in Wonderland (Disney's Wonderful World of Reading) - Alice in Wonderland (Little Golden Book) - Alice's Tea Party - Alice's Wonderland Adventure - Alice Favorites - Alice in the White Rabbit's House - Alice in Wonderland Finds the Garden of Live Flowers - Alice in Wonderland Meets the White Rabbit - Alice in Wonderland Paper Doll - Alice in Wonderland Paper Dolls - Alice Meets the White Rabbit - Disney Classics Little Golden Book Library - Down the Rabbit Hole - Grin and Play - Mad Hatter's Tea Party - Wonderland (comic)
Other Novels Alice in Deadland - Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics - Alice in Zombieland - Otherland - Splintered
Content with references to Alice in Wonderland Alice in Wonderland syndrome - Are You Alice? - C is for Curiouser and Curiouser - Coraline - Resident Evil - Resident Evil: Extinction - Rule of Rose - Silent Hill (franchise) - Smashing Time - Spirited Away - Sucker Punch - The Big Lebowski - The Last Mimzy - The Matrix - Triangle

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