If wishes would only come true; how often has every human being thought that How wonderful life would be if only we could have everything we ever dreamed of
But the man who invented the dream-machine turned out to be the worst enemy humanity ever encountered! The dream became as real as the reality - and yet remained a figment of the imagination. And thereby the very foundations of civilization were undermined. Why strive - when you could get it all without effort
Reality Forbidden is the unusual novel of what came afterwards. Of the world in which only the most rigid of terror kept cities standing, and of the man who dared to escape that world, to find the last place on Earth where dreaming was not prohibited, and where one could not only have one's cake, but eat it as well!
Philip E. High (1914 - 2006)
Philip Empson High was an English science fiction author. Born in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire in 1914, his writing career spanned over 50 years and encompassed 14 novels and numerous short stories. Philip E. High made his name initially in the 1950s with a series of short stories for magazines such as Authentic Science Fiction, New Worlds and Nebula. A collection of his short fiction, The Best of Philip E. High, was published in 2002.