A Tale of Two Worlds
Review By: Lazarus.Long
Split Infinity by Piers Anthony, a
story of two worlds, is a fine read.
Coming as close to fantasy as I like to get, the story is
captivating. Can a man love a robot? What about a
do you adapt to regularly moving between a world of
machines and a world of magic spells and enchanted
The protagonist, Stile, is a master gamesman on Proton
powerful, magically enabled adept on Phaze. In both
is challenged to solve the mystery of who is out to
and why. Sheen, his robot bodyguard and lover on
unfailingly to protect his interests in The Games of
his unicorn companion and loyal defender on Phaze, stays
side to protect and assist in his quest to discover his
Most notably for me, is the unmistakable parallel between
worlds in this book, and the two worlds we enjoy online.
life, is a world of the familiar. On Proton there
are machines, serfs,
citizens, The Games, and dangers from the other
Cybertown, is a world of enchantment. On Phaze
there are unicorns,
demons, werewolves, and dangers from the magical.
On both, survival
depends on wit and skill.
I highly recommend Split Infinity. It is easy to read,
available at finer book stores everywhere. (used
bookstores too probably!)