Combining William Gibson's mistrust of consumerism with Philip K. Dick's ability to twist reality through ninety degrees, DOUBLE VISION is the stunning new novel from the Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author of MAUL. When shy, psychic bookworm 'Cookie' Orbach watches television, she sees things. But not the things that you or I would see. Cookie sees The Grid - a strange, shifting landscape where human forces battle against an enemy they dare not kill. Her employer, the mysterious Dataplex Corporation, pays her well to watch this war, and asks only that she report her observations but take no direct action, which suits her passive demeanour just fine. But Cookie's quiet life is about to be shattered. Her two very different worlds are threatening to merge in a way that shouldn't really be possible, and everything is about to change. And we do mean everything ...… (more)
New Jersey, 1983. Cookie is an obese, introverted sci-fi fan who can't watch TV because it causes her to 'channel' the events of another reality. Her disability is seen as an asset by her employer who requires her to watch television and report the events that she witnesses in another world known only as The Grid.