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Tron: A Novel by Brian Daley

Tron: A Novel (1982)

by Brian Daley

Other authors: Steven Lisberger (Original story), Bonnie MacBird (Original story)

Series: Tron (1)

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No, this isn't really a 4 star book, but I love it like one. It, the game & the movie fired my imagination well before we had the Internet. It's been my gauge of virtual reality for years. It's probably kind of lame now, but it deserves extra consideration as one of the pioneers. ( )
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Lisberger, StevenOriginal storysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
MacBird, BonnieOriginal storysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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For Peggy Lisberger, whose thought and dedication helped bring the motion picture Tron to life.
The author also wishes to thank Paul Prasek for his timely aid.
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That other world is vast too; to its inhabitants, their System is limitless.
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This is the 1982 novelisation by Brian Daley, not the original 1982 film directed by Steven Lisberger.
ISBN 9638353058 is for Genocide by David Bischoff
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Denied access to a program he created, computer expert Alan Bradley seeks out Flynn, a video game virtuoso who is the only man clever enough to outwit the powerful Master Control Program.

Flynn's efforts are in vain. The Master Control Program shoots him into an incredible electronic world, where computer programs are the alter-egos of their programmers, where video games are battles of life and death.

It is here that Flynn finds TRON, the alter ego of Alan Bradley and the only program who can overthrow the Master Control.The video wizard and the electronic program join forces in a battle to decide whether man or machine will control the system.
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