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sffmhe
October 17th, 2006, 03:22 AM
The plot: After some event, perhaps a crash, the occupants are slowly waking up. Once awake, they soon realize they are not actually awake, but living in a world created in the mind of one of the occupants -- a world they don't like. They realize they must identify the person creating the world and kill him or her -- at which point they find themselves in the next waker's world. Thus all must be killed before they can retrun to the real world.

As I recall, they convince one person to banish things she doesn't like (e.g., cows), and eventually convince her to banish the air -- causing them all to die and move on to the next waker.

Would appreciate knowing the author and title. Thanks in advance.

B5B7
October 19th, 2006, 06:28 AM
This sounds a lot like Philip K. Dick's 'Eye in the Sky'.

johnkarr
October 19th, 2006, 09:03 AM
Never read it but that's a great premise for a story.

ArthurFrayn
October 19th, 2006, 09:54 AM
This sounds a lot like Philip K. Dick's 'Eye in the Sky'.

That's what I was thinking.

sffmhe
October 19th, 2006, 07:07 PM
From the plot summary described in several reviews of "Eye in the Sky", it sounds exactly right. I recall it being a short story, but since I read it many years ago, my recollection could by off. In any case, I'll try to find the book at some nearby bookstores.

Thanks very much for your help!

aspic
October 29th, 2006, 10:05 AM
Or Ubik. Also by PKD