Sunday, November 7, 2010

Richard F Thieme's "Pleasant Journey" (short story, virtual reality, free)

Illustration accompanying the original publication in Analog magazine of short story Pleasant Journey by Richard F ThiemeAllenby runs pleasure rides; Jenkins makes & sells the machines that give rides.

During his current trip, Allenby is shown an unusual new ride: sit in a chair with arms strapped & a helmet over your head, & you visit whatever place you unconsciously wanted to visit! All in mind, of course.

Life won't be the same for Allenby henceforth. Since the ride is too realistic & pleasurable.

Fact sheet.

First published: Analog, November 1963.
Download full text from Project Gutenberg, Manybooks.
Download audio from LibriVox.
Rating: B.
Among the stories edited by John Campbell for Astounding/Analog.


Larry said...

Woiw, an early story about VR!

Tinkoo said...

One of the several old ones of the kind. VR is a very old trope.