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And Not Make Dreams Your Master

by Stephen Goldin

And Not Make Dreams Your Master - Stephen Goldin
Editions:ePub: $ 4.99Paperback: $ 14.99
ISBN: 978-1463513832
Pages: 282

Dream broadcasting is the latest entertainment medium. Wayne Corrigan and his colleagues at Dramatic Dreams can broadcast dreams directly into your mind as you sleep for the ultimate in personal adventure.

But when a mysterious malfunction occurs, Wayne is called on to enter a Dream started by another Dreamer. Once inside, he finds a situation run wild and people enslaved by the original Dreamer--a genius bent on self-destruction.

Now, tens of thousands of people--including the woman Wayne loves--are in danger of dying or going insane unless he can find some way to wrest control of the Dream away from a madman.

Reviews:Amazon Customer on wrote:

I first read this story many years ago and am thrilled to see they've reprinted it since I lost my copy. The story is about professional Dreamers, people who create stories to be injected straight into a persons mind while they sleep. Most Dreamers can only create stories with a limited locale and a limited number of characters. A very few, however, can create whole worlds. When one of those master dreamers goes crazy, his audience becomes trapped in the world he created, unable to wake up, convinced they are in reality. Whether or not they can be freed asks everyone to question all beliefs they hold dear. It is an exciting, well-written story, that has made me question many of my own values and beliefs many times, since this book questions the inflexibilty of fanatacism. And now that we are post-9/11 the message I found with this book rings louder and louder.

WT Sharpe on MobileRead wrote:

I really enjoyed this one. Everyone, if you enjoy reading about real nightmare scenarios involving real nightmares dreamed up by a madman, check this one out.

About the Author

STEPHEN GOLDIN is a Nebula Award finalist science fiction and fantasy writer who was born in 1947 in the city of Philadelphia. When he was 13, his parents moved to California and, upon reflection, he decided to accompany them. It was a lucky thing he did, too; otherwise, when he went to college, the commute to UCLA would have been quite difficult. He eventually graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor's degree in Astronomy.

His first job out of college was as a civilian space scientist for the U.S. Navy. The urge to write was strong, though, and after several years he left to try writing full time. He only regretted the move every other Thursday, when he would have gotten paid.

After several years of genteel poverty, he took a job as writer/editor for a pornographic humor paper, the San Francisco Ball. In retrospect, this was a great crucible; because of deadline pressure, he had to learn to make his writing dirty, funny, and one draft.

At about this time, too, he began selling novels on a regular basis. While he has, from time to time, held down other full-time employment (he helped design the Star Trek: The Next Generation computer game "A Final Unity" for Spectrum HoloByte and has also written manuals and game design documents for Maxis), his real love is fiction writing and he continues to pursue it.

His first wife was fellow author Kathleen Sky. In the 10+ years of their marriage, in addition to their individual works, they collaborated on a pair of stories ("Painting the Roses Red" and "The Devil Behind the Leaves") about the diMedicis, a family of interstellar swindlers.

Mr. Goldin's current wife is fellow author Mary Mason. They currently live in the San Francisco East Bay area. So far they have co-authored two books in the Rehumanization of Jade Darcy series: Jade Darcy and the Affair of Honor and Jade Darcy and the Zen Pirates. More books in this series are planned.

Mr. Goldin is an atheist whose interests include Broadway show albums and surrealist art. He has lived with cats virtually all his adult life.

Mr. Goldin served the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America as editor of the SFWA Bulletin and as SFWA's Western Regional Director.