I read a book back in '95 and I can't remember the title. It's about a boy who gets a new video game on a floppy disc and tries to play. He is transported inside the game and the adventure begins.

I remember the cover being full of fantasy creatures like elves, dwarves, fairies, orcs, dragons (I do remember a dragon on the cover), etc (not sure if all of these are on the cover, but I added them for reference). I believe the cover had a boy at the bottom right, a road up the center, mythical creatures on each side of the road and a castle at the top of the road.

I would love for my son to read it. I know that it's not "Space Demons".


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Demons Don't Dream (1992) by Piers Anthony.

Cover of "Demons Don't Dream" by Piers Anthony. The cover shows a young girl holding a dog on the bottom right, with a demon in fancy dress with glasses writing in a book in the center. A castle fills the background.

It's the 16th book in the Xanth series.

From Goodreads:

Beloved by millions of readers around the world, Piers Anthony's Xanth novels are among the most popular fantasy adventures ever published. Demons Don't Dream begins a thrilling new Xanth sequence, as a pair of young adventurers play for the highest stakes of all: the future of Xanth--and of Earth as well!

Drawn into Xanth by a harmless-looking computer game, two young people find themselves competing for a precious prize: Dug, who is beguiled by a beautiful serpent-princess, and Kim, who discovers her favorite fantasy realm has suddenly become frighteningly real.

In a desperate race against time, Dug and Kim battle their way across the wondrous, perilous land of Xanth, testing their courage against dozens of fearsome obstacles (and their wits against a host of outrageous puns!) But when treachery, danger, and deceit place Xanth itself in peril, Dug and Kim learn that some things are more important than winning or losing.

A breathtaking, madcap quest filled with fearsome monsters and far-fetched fun, Demons Don't Dream is vintage Xanth, an unforgettable escapade from fantasy's most imaginative storyteller.


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