November 25th, 2011, 11:38 AM
Back in the 1965-75 period (I think), I read a novel that, as far as I can recall, was about a police detective (I think) investigating a brutal sadistic murder. As he proceeds with his investigation, he experiences a blankness in front of him. As the novel proceeds, we learn that he lives in a computer simulation that does market analysis, and the programmer is psychotic. This is NOT Simulacron 3.