SOME DREAMS ARE NIGHTMARES by James E. Gunn

SOME DREAMS ARE NIGHTMARES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This somewhat idiosyncratic collection consists of excerpts of three of Gunn's novels, which stand well enough alone; their tone is one of slightly old-fashioned cautious optimism that occasionally verges on the sentimental. An astronaut gives up his life -- or at least everything that matters about it -- for the good of the space program. A future society based on hedonistic principles -- the greatest happiness for the greatest number -- begins to come undone at the seams. A doctor discovers an elixir of life and loses it again on purpose. Another doctor decides to be a healer rather than a technician performing only for the big buck. No rough edges, no surprises.

Pub Date: July 1st, 1974
ISBN: 0000064262
Publisher: Scribners