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WELCOME TO YOUR DREAMTIME

WELCOME TO YOUR DREAMTIME

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Published by Norman Spinrad
This is the opening and set up of a novel called WELCOME TO YOUR DREAMTIME, which is more or less self-explanatory, except that the rest of the novel, like the dream fragments below, are narrated in first person, that you, the reader are the viewpoint character, as you are in your non-commercial dreams, and that the book truly is a novel that tells a developing over all story, despite the fact that six of the dreams have been published as free-standing short stories in somewhat different form without reference to what you will read here in Bain’s World, Weird Tales, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Paraphilia, Fantasy Magazine and Pandora.
Despite this, I, and my French publisher Fayard, who will be publishing WELCOME TO YOUR DREAMTIME in French translation in Spring 2011, are still seeking a reputable American and/or British publisher. The full text English of the completed novel available upon request, but only to publishers.
This is the opening and set up of a novel called WELCOME TO YOUR DREAMTIME, which is more or less self-explanatory, except that the rest of the novel, like the dream fragments below, are narrated in first person, that you, the reader are the viewpoint character, as you are in your non-commercial dreams, and that the book truly is a novel that tells a developing over all story, despite the fact that six of the dreams have been published as free-standing short stories in somewhat different form without reference to what you will read here in Bain’s World, Weird Tales, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Paraphilia, Fantasy Magazine and Pandora.
Despite this, I, and my French publisher Fayard, who will be publishing WELCOME TO YOUR DREAMTIME in French translation in Spring 2011, are still seeking a reputable American and/or British publisher. The full text English of the completed novel available upon request, but only to publishers.

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email Norman Spinrad: normanspinrad@hotmail.comThis is the opening and set up of a novel called WELCOME TO YOUR DREAMTIME, which is more or less self-explanatory, except that the restof the novel, like the dream fragments below, are narrated in first person,that you, the reader are the viewpoint character, as you are in your non-commercial dreams, and that the book truly is a novel that tells a developingover all story, despite the fact that six of the dreams have been published asfree-standing short stories in somewhat different form without reference towhat you will read here in
 Bain’s World, Weird Tales, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Paraphilia, Fantasy Magazin
e and
 Pandora
.Despite this, I, and my French publisher Fayard, who will be publishingWELCOME TO YOUR DREAMTIME in French translation in Spring2011, are still seeking a reputable American and/or British publisher. Thefull text English of the completed novel available upon request, but only to publishers.WELCOME TO YOUR DREAMTIMEopening act by Norman SpinradYOUR DREAMMASTER 301Since the dawn of time, the lives people lived in their dreams were far more exciting than those in the waking workaday world, but quiteunpredictable, and also limited by their own unconscious imaginations. No more! Now the DREAMASTER 301 allows you to not only program your dreams but to enjoy dreams beyond your own imaginationcreated for you by the masters of this great new artform.And it's easy to use too! Even children above the age of ten can easilyuse the simple controls. Parental guidance is advised.OPERATING MANUAL FOR THEDREAMMASTER 301
 
1)Installing the DREAMMASTER 301Carefully remove the DREAMMASTER 301 from its shippingcontainer. Plug it in beside your bed, hammock, or easy chair. DO NOTUSE IT WHEN IN THE BATH TUB. This could result in electric shock or in drowning while dreaming due to the phenomena of sleep paralysis.Plug the DREAMWEB into the DREAMASTER 301.Arrange the DREAMWEB on your head to properly interface with your dream center by aligning the red tab above your right ear and the blue oneabove your left and pulling the wire mesh firmly into place.2)Setting up the DREAMMASTER 301In order to properly function, the DREAMMASTER 301 must be tunedto the exact locations of your dream center and sensory cerebral brain areasand their precise frequencies. Since failure to do this before operating theDREAMMASTER 301 could result in disorienting nightmares or possible brain damage, as a safety measure, the DREAMMASTER 301 will notoperate until it is initialized by the Setup Chip. Setup Chips allow only theuser they are initialized for to access the DREAMMASTER 301 and areread only. Do not attempt to reprogram them. Your DREAMMASTER 301may be initialized for additional users by purchasing additional Setup Chipsat modest cost. (See Accessory Catalog).Insert the Setup Chip and press Enter.#Total blackness. Utter silence, then a static hiss. You feel nothing. Your  body has disappeared. For a brief moment, you are terrified.Then you hear soft musical scales, vague and primitively synthesized,that seem to be coming from a radio far, far away. A rainbow fills your fieldof vision, but the colors are not right, and they change continually, up, down,around, an artist's color wheel whirling through the spectrum. You smellroses, shit, salt water, seductive perfume, sizzling meat. You taste chocolateice cream, paper, copper, root beer, jasmine tea. You feel yourself riding asurfboard in the curl of a wave, making love, connecting with a high hardfastball, taking a high-speed curve in a Grand Prix racing car.Your sensorium wavers, flutters, hisses, stinks, then clicks into focus.You are flying through clear cerulean skies like Superman. The air isredolent with mown hay and lilacs. Below you is a verdant lawn or savannastretching away to a fast-approaching emerald city. Judy Garland sings"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and a great rainbow appears before you.You land before it.A great booming voice croons: "You...are...Oz!"The Emerald City disappears. Only the rainbow remains. It becomes a
 
rainbow archway. You are carried through it on a plush litter by whistlingdwarves and munchkins. "You are the crown of creation," sings a heavenlychorus of angels hovering above you.It is a brilliant starry moonless night. Fireworks light up the heavens as a jazz band plays "When the Saints Come Marching In."The fireworks become huge letters of fiery gold:"WELCOME TO YOUR DREAMTIME."Then smaller and below:"Insert Demonstration Chip now."And you wake.#3)Using the DREAMMASTER 301--Basic Functions and DemonstrationYour DREAMMASTER 301 comes with a demonstration dreamchipincluded. The DREAMMASTER 301 has an automatic sleep/dream/wakefunction. In ordinary use, set the sleep time to put yourself to sleep after achosen interval, insert a dreamchip, and set the wake timer just like an alarmclock.The demonstration chip automatically puts you into REM sleep in 30seconds, and wakes you ten minutes after an exciting tour through a sampleof the many dreams already available. Remember to extinguish all smokingmaterials and to put aside all liquids before pressing ENTER.Pleasant dreams!Guaranteed!#You sit in a canvas director's chair surrounded by your waiting cameraand sound crew. The flats are blank. Nevertheless...."Lights!" you order through an antique megaphone, and the shootinglights come on."Camera!""Rolling!""Speed!""And...action!" you shout.A figure appears on the set--it's a cartoon version of Sigmund Freudlooking like a long-lost Marx Brother."This is the Dreammaster 301 demonstration," he intones in the voice of James Earl Jones.And the flats become a bank of huge LCD television screens. The viewscycle in staggered independence every thirty seconds. Marines raising theflag on Iwo Jima. A huge yacht sailing into the lagoon of a tropical isle,escorted by cheering Polynesians in outrigger canoes. Teddy Roosevelt leads

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