Sunday, August 26, 2007

Robert Metzger's "Perchance To Dream": Yet another confused "always dreaming" story

Best part of this story is: it's very short. And the funniest part is description of author at the bottom of the page: "Robert A Metzger is a hard-SF writer"; if he is, this story is certainly not an example of that.

An impossible to understand story, describing some kind of a doomsday scenario where there are very few real people - and they are living in constantly dreaming state - using some kind of ubiquitous virtual reality devices.

Full text of this story is available online.

Fact sheet.
Perchance To Dream, short story, review
First published: Nature magazine, 17 Nov 2005
Rating: C