|The Dream Master (1966)|
50 years ago today...
Roger Zelazny's classic science fiction novel "The Dream Master" was published. The book tells the story of Charles Render, a "neuroparticipant therapist" who can enter into and control his patients' dreams, and then heal them of their psychiatric problems from within the dreams themselves. He runs into trouble when he starts to work with a blind patient who wishes to be a neuroparticipant therapist herself. Because she is blind, she doesn't have the necessary visual framework to construct dreams for her patients, and this is what she hopes to gain through her sessions with Render, but her desire to "see" through Render's mind soon starts to blur the lines between who is the Dream Master and who is the patient.
One of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors. They don't write 'em like this anymore. Heck, they didn't write 'em like this then!ReplyDelete