“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.”