Reality Forbidden / Contraband from Otherspace - Ace Double G-609 Author:Philip E. High; A Bertram Chandler "Reality Forbidden" — PANDORA'S BOX: CENTURY XXI — If wishes would only come true...how often has every human being thought that? How wonderful life would be if only we could have everything we ever dreamed of! — But the man who invented the dream-machine turned out to be the worst enemy humanity ever encountered! The dream became as real as the re... more »ality - and yet remained a figment of the imagination. And thereby the very foundations of civilization were undermined. Why strive - when you could get it all without effort?
REALITY FORBIDDEN is the unusual novel of what came afterwards. Of the world in which only the most rigid of terror kept the cities standing, and of the man who dared to escape that world, to find the last place on Earth where dreaming was not prohibited, and where one could not only have one's cake, but eat it as well!
"Contraband from Otherspace"
SLAVES OF THE STARSHIP "FREEDOM"
Out there, along the outer edge of the galaxy, many strange things can happen, for there time and space undergo strange distortions and "space ghosts" may appear where no ship ought to be.
Where Commodore Grimes of the "Rim Mamelute" was concerned the derelict vessel, so strangely named "Distriyir", was no space ghost, it was solid, it was real, and it was very disturbing. For one thing, it had been manned by desperate men and women clad in rags. For another, everything was curiously misplaced, misspelled, somehow wrong, even to the adjustment of seats as if people had tails!
All too soon Grimes realized that the truth would be too dreadful to contemplate and that, whatever were the facts, he would have to act at once to blot out both the strange ship and its entire historical continuum, at whatever the cost!« less