Philip K Dick Award Best Book (nominee)
Alex Munn is recruited from his job writing soap operas to create the most involving drama series yet, using virtual reality technology. In his spare time, though, he creates another virtual environment, "Munn's World", wherein gaslit 1850s New York is brought to life. There, a vicious serial killer called the Fishman is on a rampage in the Bowery, and Munn prepares to track him down. But suddenly, something goes horribly wrong, something that wasn't in any script--the VR killer escapes into today's world.
Used availability for George Foy's The Shift
May 1997 : USA Paperback
March 1997 : USA Paperback
September 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition