“Big, Wide, Wonderful World,” Charles E. Fritch, 1958

“Big, Wide, Wonderful World,” Charles E. Fritch, 1958 – A group of men decide to forgo their regular Needle treatments in order to “have a nightmare.”  The nightmare they see is the black, bombed out (post-war?) reality that is intended to be overwritten by the effects of the drug.  The narrator’s friends, referred to as“grubs,” are traumatized; one man dies at the sight of reality.

Comments: Read in Ackermanthology.

Author: ISFDB entry

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This entry was posted in 1946-1959, atomic bomb/Hiroshima, drugs/pharma, psych/mind/madness, reality/VR/surreal. Bookmark the permalink.

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