A virtual-reality novel from a time before virtual reality, Simulacron-3 is a prophetic tale of a future where nothing is as it appears to be. Douglas Hall is part of a team that builds an artificial environment to simulate reality. This enables them to get public opinion polls without waiting for the opinions of people around them. But then something goes terribly wrong and his partners on the program start disappearing. But is it a simulated disappearance, or is someone out to get them all?
"There Is No Spoon"
The survivors live underground, as far from the Original World as possible and protected from the ultimate evil, Radiation. Then terrible monsters, who bring with them a screaming silence, are seen and people start to disappear. One young man realizes he must question the nature of Darkness itself.
"Literal & spiritual examination of darkness"
Horror Day was fast approaching, the dreadful day when Earth was held inescapably in a grid of luminescent, evil energy, the day when Earth might be torn into another universe! A little band of ragged men, the pitiful remnant of the Army and Navy of the United States was all that stood between this unimaginable fate and the Lords of the Psychon.
"Good to hear this oldie!"
IT lived in Milton Bradford. IT could make planets vanish, alter mathematical constants, erase the laws of chance. IT had the power to change the entire universe...or destroy it utterly.
"not too good"
A searing blast of pain and fear which drives its victims into writing paroxysms of anguish...a raging plague for which the only cure is death! They tried everything: isolation institutes; screamer pickup squads stalking the streets; emergency sedation kits whose plunging hypodermic needles set off pitifully wailing sirens that could be heard for blocks. But the epidemic continued to grow....
"interesting 1st half"
X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.