Thursday, September 12, 2013

Blog Tour: The Dream Metropolis by Miles Cressman

Sci-Fi - Fantasy
Date Published: 8/15/2011

The Dream Metropolis is a science fiction novel that posits the idea of dreams becoming reality, and reality fading away into obscurity. It explores the relationship people have between their real lives and the escape that only dreams can provide. 
The Dream Metropolis delves deep into the mechanics of dreaming, all inside of an abstract, ever-changing city of dreams. The people inside this artificial dream world see everything before them as real, even though they do not know that they are dreaming of each other, of other real people. 
They are part of a project that works to exploit their limitless, dreaming imagination in an attempt to separate the mind from the body forever, to create a real world inside of the mind. 
However, for a drug addict named Ash spending his last moments inside the Metropolis, dreaming forever doesn't sound so appealing.

My Review:
This story was complex and thought provoking. There were a lot of moving a parts and a lot of things to get your brain asking questions. I really liked the originality Cressman brought, it really was unique. 

This novel was very vivid in the descriptions, the writing really jumped off the pages and into my mind, so kudos to him for that. 

Miles Cressman was born in Arizona, but raised in Portland, Oregon, where he grew up enjoying complex fantasy and humanist satire such as Kurt Vonnegut. While attending the University of Oregon he started work on his first full-length novel, The Dream Metropolis, which would later go on to be part one of a four-part series entitled A Paean to Dreams, with its final, conclusive novel released in June of 2013. Miles graduated the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts in English, and now works on novels in his spare time. He has been featured in the Eugene, Oregon based literary journal, The Watercourse Journal, and has a short story featured in Kindle All Stars: Resistance Front, which also features the talents of Bernard Schaffer and Harlan Ellison.

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