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Can You Name This Story? (Part 22)

Our own Andrew Liptak has a challenge for our readers with story description looking for a title.

Do any of you out there know the title to this story?

It was published in the mid-90s, and is a science fiction YA novel about virtual reality and a game that two kids are playing. If I remember correctly, they’re stuck in the game until they finish it. There’s a castle, as well as wolves that attack them at one point. I can’t remember the title or author, but I have a vague recollection of the cover: it’s got a person with VR goggles looking down from the right, (there might be a castle on it) and there’s some yellows, greens and reds for some of the color – maybe purple.

Ring a bell?


Can you name this story?

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6 Comments on Can You Name This Story? (Part 22)

  1. I’ve found a couple of books that might match:

    1991 User Unfriendly by Vivian Vande Velde

    http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/v/vivian-vande-velde/user-unfriendly.htm

    and Heir Apparent by the same

    http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/v/vivian-vande-velde/heir-apparent.htm

     

    1993 Gemini Game by Michael Scott

    http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/s/michael-scott/gemini-game.htm

     

    -Sam

  2. It’s not the one that you’re looking for, but the description reminds me a little of Invitation to the Game by Monica Hughes. I remember reading that one as a tween and enjoying it. I’d be interested to find out which book you’re looking for.

  3. Yes! Gemini Game by Michael Scott is the one I was looking for – thanks!

  4. Indeed. The cover that I’d been thinking about was this: 

     

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