Friday, May 25, 2012

Stanley G Weinbaum's "Pygmalion's Spectacles" (short story, virtual reality, free): A man falls in love with a shadow

Reality recording device here is very unusual & I've never seen it discussed before. A kind of liquid compound holds the recording, instead of your DVD. Put a special mask on, with hollow lenses into which is poured the magic liquid. Electrolysis transforms the liquid, resulting in playback.

It's frame story, mostly a love story set in a utopia of primordial Eden.

Fact sheet.

First published: Wonder Stories, June 1935.
Download full text from Project Gutenberg, Project Gutenberg of Australia, Munseys.
Download audio from LibriVox.
Rating: A. 
Related: Stories of Stanley G Weinbaum.