When Dreams Collide: The Dreamland Chronicles Book 2
By William Mark Simmons
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Pub Date 10 June 2016
When Dreams Collide starts with an intriguing idea - if consciousness can be loaded into a virtual environment what happens if an artificial construct is downloaded into a human body. I liked the description. Unfortunately, not much time is spent on that idea and the blurb is the best part. Readers instead spend their time wading through a fantasy environment that caters to male adolescents both in the quantity of buxom beings who crave male attention and the numerous bad puns that are made manifest.
When Dreams Collide struggles too much, trying to be too many things at once. The result is a hodge pudge less appealing than badly made haggis. It isn't a comic romp. It isn't a classic adventure or even a successful parody of one. It isn't thrilling science fiction where we genuinely feel threatened by the artificial entity that escaped the game. W...