When George Hadley & his wife Lydia brought an expensive "Happylife Home" with a lot of built automation, & an amazingly realistic "nursery" - a play room for their two 10 year olds that is a cunning telepathically-controlled virtual reality studio, little did they think of shocking consequences.
Title is a name from African savanna - wild grassy planes. This is the kids favorite programmable environment in nursery, & plays a major role in the story.
Auxiliary Memory talks about the historical context of this story, & inspired me to look it up. Best Science Fiction Stories has a longer summary, & provided the online link.
- Henry Kuttner & C L Moore's "The Prisoner in the Skull": Features telepathically controlled window panes - so you can have desirable live views.
Fact sheet.First published: 'as "The World the Children Made", Saturday Evening Post, September 23 1950'.
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Related: Stories of Ray Bradbury; stories that feature a smart house; stories that feature a VR gadget.