Book: Dear Father R.I.P. by David Evans Baileycategories: Book, Relationships, Virtual Reality, Family, Immersion, Augmented Reality, Science Fiction
David Evans Baileyabout this book: Dear Father R.I.P. is a short Science Fiction story set in Virtual Reality. It's about a son called Mason and his father. Within the first few lines you find out that his father is deceased and yet Mason has suddenly met him in Virtual Reality. The story unfolds with perhaps not the outcomes you might be expecting and unravels the mystery of Mason's father's appearance. The story is hopefully moving and touching but but I hope also keeps the reader engaged right up to the end. Dear Father R.I.P is a part of a series of short stories I am writing about this field each one with a different take and aspect on life with VR.
As a PhD researcher in the medium of Immersive Technologies writing comes as part of the territory but it's nice to branch out of the academic prose to write some fiction which also contains many elements of fact based on research in this area.
The primary readers of my book would hopefully be those who enjoy a pacey yarn which they can spend a short and satisfying time reading. Obviously Science Fiction buffs should like it but I really hope that it will appeal to a wider audience because ultimately just like the smart phone this technology will eventually affect us all.
My own father died in 2008 and so this story is dedicated to him and it's all the more poignant because of it. He was a great storyteller himself and full of wise words and deeds. The cover is made to perhaps look like that which you might find at a funeral service and the round window resembles the view through one side of a VR Headset. You don't quite see all of the man on the cover and that's deliberate since the story itself will reveal all.
I hope you will enjoy this story too.
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