Tired of the same authors peddling their rapidly generated, poorly edited, mass-market novels that clutter the window display in your ubiquitous shopping mall mega-book store? Frustrated that American publishing houses prefer to engage and promote recognizable names rather than new voices? Well, here's your opportunity to try something new and, more importantly, satisfying. David Bradley's CD-Rom book is unlike anything you've read before. At one level How to Build a Skydeck is a novel, with characters worth getting to know. At another, it's a passion play, a study in race relations and class consciousness -- an examination of the human spirit questioning why we get out our beds each morning. Simultaneously, there's a healthy dosage of humor and a taste of classic science fiction, where the willful suspension of disbelief means more than the meaningless techno babble that plasticizes today's sci-fi trade. Bradley will draw you in with well developed characters experiencing the human condition until, well, until they confront the unexpected. Then, Bradley's creative, fresh plot, which propels itself forward without fail, will keep your attention riveted to your screen. Also, the CD-Rom format is worth trying -- as a neophyte to electronic text reading, I was pleasantly surprised by the convenience and comfort of reading on my computer screen. Similarly, compared to a lifetime of reading conventional books, I was ecstatic when I learned that I could search the text when I wanted to recall a carefully placed detail or hint that Bradley had introduced earlier in the work. Bradley will make you laugh, but more importantly, he'll make you think. Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.