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A world like no other…

“A high-tech heroic fantasy full of adventure, puns, and damn good reading. Well thought out.” Pulsar

When Dreams Collide is William Mark Simmons’ gripping sequel in Dreamland, the place where your wildest dreams – and nightmares – come true…

Dreamland takes you out of your body and into computer-generated worlds where anything you can imagine is possible. People become avatars, battle dragons and wield swords, spells and their wits.

In this thrilling second instalment, Robert Ripley thought he had things all wrapped up.

But soon, he is feared dead along with seventy-one passengers and crew members in the crash of a Russian Aeroflot jetliner.

Meanwhile, the psychotic Artificial Ego and the Superego of Dreamland have escaped…

Their plan: to kill six billion innocents.

When Dreams Collide is an enthralling blend of science fiction and fantasy, humour and break-neck action.

Praise for William Mark Simmons:

“Frequently fun…” Publishers Weekly

In the Net of Dreams comes about as close as possible to translating the sheer experience of fantasy gaming into novel form.” Dragon

“…Simmons’ ability to mingle side-splitting humor with layers of depth makes him one of the most exciting new sf/f novelists to appear in years.” Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

“When Dreams Collide manages […] enough wacky hilarity to satisfy a Terry Pratchett fan” Mercedes Lackey, writer

“In the Net of Dreams by Wm. Mark Simmons is not the first fantasy novel to mix cyberspace and role-playing games, but is one of the best, and a highly impressive first novel.” Carolyn Cushman, LOCUS

“Simmons is a good storyteller who takes his work seriously, but isn’t afraid to have fun and to give his readers a good time.” Ledger Book Reviewer

“A nonstop romp through a complex and captivating world! Highly recommended!” K D Wentworth

“The second book is even more outrageous, and fun, than the first.” Algis Budrys, writer

“Recommended to those who enjoy gaming, computer programmers, and those who just like amusing fantasy.” M. R. Hildebrand

William Mark Simmons spent his formative years in Independence, Missouri, and pursued a double major in Theatre and Mass communications. He has worked as an actor, director, musician, and entertainer, hosting his own shows in both Television and Radio while winning awards as a journalist and copywriter. He is the author of seven novels; his first, In The Net of Dreams, was a finalist for the Compton Crook Award and made the Locus “Best” list in 1991.

Venture Press is a science fiction and fantasy imprint of Endeavour Press, the UK’s leading independent digital publisher. We are committed to the discovery and rediscovery of immensely talented authors in the SFF genre, and continue to push boundaries in search of great literature. Join us as we venture across universes and unknown landscapes – past, present and future.


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