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Virtual War

Virtual War by Gloria Skurzynski, who lives in Salt Lake City, was
copyright February 1999.It is a book of the science fiction genre.It is based in
the future around 2053.By now the earth's population is only around 2 million
because of disease, chemical and nuclear war-fare have made much of the
planet unsuitable for living.Now city's people live in huge bubbles for ozone
and toxin protection.They no longer fight wars.There are too few people.
They instead wage virtual wars where a team of three of their finest fight for
them.(They are now fighting for an island that has recently became safe for
The main character, Corgan is a boy.He is only 14 years old and has
lived in a "aerogel" box for all his life.The world he knows is all holographic.He
was genetically made for one purpose, the virtual war.Corgan has acquired the
traits of Loyalty, Honorability, and Trustworthiness from the box.He has
genetically superior traits of coordination and quickness.He is to be the team
leader.He does not know much of the outside world, except for what "Mendor
Corgan's box provided him with everything he needed.A program was
written to act as a mother and father to him, called the Mendor.It mended back
and forth as parents depending on the situation.
His team was of great excellence.The two chosen to be on his team are
much different than he, however their roots are very similar.Sharla, he finds
out, is to be his code breaker.She was from the same batch of babies as he
was.She had golden blonde hair, and blue eyes.Corgan felt embarrassed but
he liked her.She was unruly however, and escaped from her box many times as
a result of being a code breaker.She was experienced and knew of the outside
worldfirst hand.She did not care for nobility and Honor like Corgan, she just


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