“Good Night, Sophie,” Lino Aldani, 1963

“Good Night, Sophie,” Lino Aldani, 1963 – (trans. from Italian)– In a future in which the superstar, Sophie, is a VR porn star, Sophie must decide if the Anti-Dream League’s claims that “nature and the soul” are being lost due to a growing disinterest in real sex.

Comments:  Themes: Virtual reality, film, authenticity, imitation, surrogate experience, advertising, dreams, stock narratives, spectators, virtue, sex, the body, gender, art.  Twist ending.

Author: Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lino_Aldani): “Lino Aldani (29 March 1926 – 31 January 2009) was an Italian science fiction writer.”


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One Response to “Good Night, Sophie,” Lino Aldani, 1963

  1. Joachim Boaz says:

    Intriguing. I’ve never read Italian SF….

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