Mount Readmore Book Review 2018, 152/200
LeVar Burton Reads Edition
Finished on 10/23/2018
Genres: Short Story, SciFi, Magical Realism, American Indian Fantasy, Nebula Award
Virtual Reality Meets Vision Quests
A short review for a short story.
This short story is very good. I highly recommend it.
The Wild West has been commercialized, and now tourists are paying to have shamanic vision quests via Virtual Reality. The main character’s job is that of a Spirit Guide through the Virtual World, giving anyone who asks for one a top-notch spiritual journey.
But of course capitalism has corrupted the mysticism, leading to a parable about the modern Native American condition.
The setting was fantastic. I can’t say much without spoiling the entire thing, but I liked what I saw.