MMOGames writes: "In 1996 Tad Williams presented us with an amazing cyberpunk adventure set in what could be considered the near future. The most interesting thing about it was not the setting, but some of the predictions made in the books themselves mirror our own reality.
Virtual reality for example is finally becoming a staple of computer interaction and may replace conventional monitors in the next fifteen years. In addition to that, the internet is indeed evolving to overlap with our everyday lives. They say art imitates life, but sometimes, art manages to imitate the future in a big way. Otherland is simply one of those times. I strongly recommend that you read the books, perhaps even before you play the Otherland game. After all, you have plenty of time between now and the next closed beta! If you have read the books, you are most definitely in for a treat."