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Book: The Date by David Evans Bailey

Book: The Date by David Evans Bailey

categories: Book, Romance, Virtual Reality, Technology, Immersion, Augmented Reality, Science Fiction




David Evans Bailey

Author David Evans Baileyabout this book: The Date is a short Science Fiction story set in Virtual Reality. It's about a guy called Bradley who has been dating a girl entirely in Virtual Reality for some time. She has an unusual request which causes him not only to evaluate what he's doing regards dating but his own sheltered and isolate life as a consequence of spending so much of it in Virtual Space. It's meant to be romantic and touching and tell a great story but at the same time explore the possibilities that are almost upon us when VR does become mainstream. The Date 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.

I chose the cover which IThe Date is a short Science Fiction story set in Virtual Reality. It's about a guy called Bradley who has been dating a girl entirely in Virtual Reality for some time. She has an unusual request which causes him not only to evaluate what he's doing regards dating but his own sheltered and isolate life as a consequence of spending so much of it in Virtual Space. It's meant to be romantic and touching and tell a great story but at the same time explore the possibilities that are almost upon us when VR does become mainstream. The Date 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.

I made the cover which I hope is eye catching and will make readers want to read the story. Writing fiction comes naturally to me and I find it easy to write, it absorbs me and I become very involved in the narrative, short or long, and identify with the characters. I think that you never stop learning and by converting some fairly hard research into fiction you can really take a look at where society might be going with this stuff and that's important.

I hope you read it and enjoy it.

David


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