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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of The Science Fiction Novel The Dream Master

The Dream Master is a Nebula award winner science fiction novel written by the very talented American poet and writer Roger Zelazny. Zelazny mastered the field of sci-fi novels and short stories. Zelazny wrote the He Who Shapes novel, which contributed to his The Dream Master idea. A 20th-century film “Dreamscape” based their theme on “The Dream Master”.

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Author: Roger Zelazny

Genre: Science Fiction

Pages: 179

Good reads rating: 3.65 of 5

My Ratings: 7.1 of 10

Published: 1966 (Original publication)

Publisher: IBOOKS (June 2, 2014)

Language: English

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Review and Summary of Science Fiction Novel The Dream Master

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The Dream Master

A highly overpopulated, despondent and miserable world in which people became slaves to technology and their depressed minds and souls. People only want to commit suicide. Modern problems require modern solutions and the conditions are getting in hand with the development of psychiatry. They introduce depressed souls of the world to the modern technology of psychotherapies. Neuroparticipant therapy displays innovation and modernisation in psychotherapies in which the patients or sufferers become cured by connecting the brains of two persons.

One the patient himself and other the experienced consultant the neuro therapist who explores the unfamiliar parts of the patient’s brain analysing his dreams, thoughts, fears, and fantasies which are the reasons for his hypochondria, depressions, and obsessions. The machine helps the neuro therapist to control and cure the patient’s obsessions by intervening in his dreams, sometimes by creating other scenarios and sometimes by destroying the patient’s obsessive versions of fantasy and fears.

The story is about a very skilled, professional and famous neuro therapist, Charles Render, who is very loyal to his work. Always keen to help people and curious about adventure, unusually complicated cases and work on different levels of psychosis. He came to meet Eileen Shallot, a psychiatrist girl. Born blind, she displayed ambition to start her career as a neuro therapist. She is inexorable in her desire to look through the patient’s eye and convinces Render to help her in becoming a neuro-participant. Render agrees to help her. He did he not know about the dangers of signing this contract with Eileen. She subsumes him into her dreams.

Final Say on the Science Fiction Novel The Dream Master

The Dream Master receives my ratings of 7.1 out of 10. It displays a classic novel with supreme expertise. The words flow freely, creating very interesting images and situations by exploring through the minds of unique characters. Would I re-read the novel? No. Am I glad I read it? Yes.

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