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By Spider Robinson

Less than the facade of the world's best subject park lies a mystery that could adjust the process human history.Mike and Annie, refugees from the realm outdoors, discover a domestic underground, behind the curtain of Dreamworld, a topic park the place wish exists because it does nowhere else. yet Dreamworld is threatened by means of a jealous competitor who kills what he cannot have. And if this weren't hassle adequate, Mike and Annie detect that every day there are extra of the "trolls" who retain Dreamworld then there have been the day ahead of. because the "trolls" proceed to multiply, Mike and Annie needs to detect why....or it will probably suggest the tip of Dreamworld--and the true world.Knotted in clash and turmoil, what used to be a superb, carefree position turns into a battleground on which the destiny of Earth's destiny is at stake. And merely Mike and Annie, unconventional heroes, can put it aside.

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Look at us humans. We're not a particularly ethical species. Outside of Dreamworld, anyway: that's why this place is so special. And yet we very nearly have star travel - we could probably do it now, if we really wanted to. Instead we have nuclear weapons. " "We're more ethical than we used to be," Mike said. "We've had nuclear weapons for more than seventy-five years . . and we've only used two. " She blinked. " That well,' " she corrected absently. He ignored it. "Just as we got smart enough to make factories, we invented liberty.

I'm sorry," Mike said. " Dumb, tactless and dumb, to tell a midget that little people could never pose a serious threat. And wrong, too - he could see that, Annie was right about that: size was irrelevant if you had advanced technology. Yet he still instinctively resisted the idea of an invading troll army - so he searched for a better argument against it. "Look . . what do you think is the longest they could possibly keep this up before somebody else notices? I mean, we did. " Annie looked surprised.

Annie was old, and old people weren't built for adventure. "Sure, I can strap a doctor on her arm and take her anyway. " Buzz.

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