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- Frederik Pohl

Dream-Adventures  
  Dreams sent directly to the brain are more popular than movies.  

Dream-adventures were the most popular entertainment in the whole Solar System now. They had replaced the telepicture shows on every planet. For in these popular dream-houses, anyone could experience any adventure desired, and it would seem like an utterly real experience. And while dreams were rather expensive, they were in no way harmful. Stanton saw a big Jovian lying face-down in one cubicle, breathing heavily in the dream-sleep. In another, a beautiful Venusian woman lay, and in another a white-haired old man. Ail of them attaining their heartís desire in this house of dreams!

Slih Drin now put the spool of tape into the dream-machineís holder, and touched a switch. With a faint humming, the spool began turning. Gently, the effeminate Venusian plugged the two wires from the machine into the tiny electrodes in Stantonís skull. He felt a wave of darkness flow through his brain as he rapidly sank into the sleep.

Technovelgy from Doom Over Venus, by Edmond Hamilton.
Published by Thrilling Wonder Stories in 1940
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