Split Infinity Mass Market Paperback – Oct 12 1987
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Split Infinity is the first book in Piers Anthony's Apprentice Adept series. Here two worlds exist side by side: Proton and Phaze. Proton is a science fiction world, where everything works in a logical and scientific manner. Phaze is a fantasy world similar to Anthony's Xanth in that there's no such thing as science--it's all done with magic! The wild plot involves a young adventurer named Stiles who lives in Proton and learns that his "double" in Phaze has been murdered. To solve his own demise, Stiles must travel between the two realities, each abounding with the expected confusions and unexpected plot twists for which Anthony is famous. An artful blending of SF and fantasy clichés and situations, Split Infinity shows Piers Anthony at the top of his ingenious game(s). --Stanley Wiater
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The protagonist of the novel is a man named Stile. Stile is a serf on Proton. He is a jockey for a Citizen, but in the private world of the serfs, he is a master at the Games. The Games are the main entertainment for serfs, and they get to test their skills at various sports/games/arts/activities. A master player can excel in most facets of the Game. Stile is a master player and is two years from the end of his tenure. He meets a female robot named Sheen (get the pun?).Read more ›
Piers Anthony has created a wonderful world (or worlds should i say) in which Stile (the main character) is a minor inhabitant he is a jocy on a planet called proton until it all goes pear-shaped when there is a threat on his life.
The title 'Split Infinity' makes more sense after you've read the book. Piers has two worlds which are parallel dimentions on is Proton and one is called Phaze. Proton being the futuristic planet barren out side bio-domes, and Phaze being a lush land of magic and mythical creatures.
All in all this book is an amasing read it totaly pulls you in and you won't want to put it down and you be sad to when you've finished.
BTW: Split Infinity is number one in a series to find the others go to amazon.com and serch for The Apprentice Adept Series, for a full list; as some of the books are not avalible in the UK or are out of print (however lots of second hand copies on amazon.com and .co.uk for that matter)
The characters are flat and one dimensional. They may be attractive, smart and athletic, but there is no personality. The women are particularly shallow. They are never introduced without comments on their sexual features and our hero sleeps with almost every one.
I could not even give this book points for its plot, which, while a creative idea, has holes you could drive a truck through. I do not want to go into details, and I'm sure that people that enjoy this style of writing will be able to justify any of this, but for my money, this is the romance novel in a fantasy setting. If all you want is a mindnumbing read where the "good guy" wins the girl (or two or three....) then this will be right up your ally.
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this is my fav book series and i love the writer and the way they do things like talk about a shoe tree as the place you go to pick a pair of shoes .Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
While the book had a slow start, the book continually got better until the great ending that has me hooked. Read morePublished on April 7 2003 by Kevin Ryan
I was not much of a book reader. I found a copy of Split Infinity at the bus I was on and started reading it. Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2003 by Jon Monteclaro
This series (just the first three) are some of the finest and funnest (is that a word?) Science fiction ever written! The world is detailed and original. Read morePublished on May 8 2002 by Robert
visit for real. This was my first book by Piers that I read. I bought it for the cover. It is so neat the way the people can cross over the "curtain" and how everyone... Read morePublished on April 17 2002 by Lorri Kenny
Far in the future, the world of Proton is a feudal technocracy where Citizens control the strings of power and serfs are no more than objects to be used at will. Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2001
Two worlds, one known as Proton and based on science and logic, the other, Phase is based on magic. On Proton lives a master gamesman, Stile, who discovers by accident how to... Read morePublished on May 15 2001 by Cletus Jimbo
Split Infinity is about a small man named Stile, a serf on the planet Proton. Stile's life is soon threatened, but a female robot named Sheen helps to keep him safe. Read morePublished on May 11 2001 by Brouse Fry