Categories
Miscellaneous

I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream (Short Story)

What Is It?

The video above is an audiobook version of the 1967 post-apocalyptic science fiction horror short story I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison:

I Have no Mouth and I Must Scream – Harlan Ellison (audiobook)
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream – The End of the Apocalypse – Extra Sci Fi

This is how Wikipedia describes this short story:

In a dystopian future, the Cold War has degenerated into a brutal world war between the United States, the Soviet Union, and China, who have each built an “Allied Mastercomputer” (or AM) to manage their weapons and troops.

One of the AMs eventually acquires self-awareness and, after assimilating the other two AMs, takes control of the conflict, giving way to a vast genocide operation that almost completely ends mankind.

109 years later, AM has left only four men and one woman alive and keeps them in captivity within an endless underground housing complex, the only habitable place left on Earth.

AM derives its sole semblance of pleasure from torturing the group.

To disallow the humans from escaping its torment, AM has rendered the humans virtually immortal and unable to commit suicide.

The machines are each referred to as “AM”, which originally stood for “Allied Mastercomputer”, but was changed to “Adaptive Manipulator” and later (after gaining sentience) “Aggressive Menace”.

It finally refers to itself as purely “AM”, referring to the phrase “I think, therefore I am.”

Categories
Miscellaneous

I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream – The End Of The Apocalypse – Extra Sci Fi

Yesterday the YouTube channel Extra Credits had a video about a post-apocalyptic science fiction short story by Harlan Ellison called I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream, which is an amazing title, and the video was called I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream – The End Of The Apocalypse – Extra Sci Fi:

The title of that short story caught my attention immediately, there is something about it that I find pretty amazing and poetic and symbolic et cetera, and now I want to read this short story one day.

Categories
Miscellaneous

Eye (Short Story Collection)

What is it?

The 1985 book / collection of short stories called Eye by Frank Herbert.

Eye by Frank Herbert: Introduction

What is it about?

This is how Goodreads describes this book:

The only collection of the best stories of Frank Herbert, Award Winning author of the legendary Dune saga!

Eye features the startlingly original collaboration The Road To Dune, a walking tour of Arakeen narrated by Frank Herbert and illustrated by acclaimed British artist Jim Burns.

Also included is an introduction by Herbert describing his personal feelings about the filming of David Lynch’s movie version of Dune; Herbert’s own favorite short story, Seed Stock and tales from throughout his career, some never before collected.

Categories
Dreams

A European Hitman Sniper?

Description	
This is the cover art for Hitman: Sniper. The cover art copyright is believed to belong to IO Interactive / Square Enix.
File:Hitman Sniper.png

This dream from last night was possibly partly inspired by a short film and Vimeo Staff Pick that I saw a few days ago called Jakkals13 (Jakkals 13):

Jakkals13

Unfortunately, I can not remember most of this dream because a complex set of circumstances slowly destroyed my memory of this dream because this dream probably had at least one dream within a dream and/or daydream within a dream.

It was possibly partly a false awakening dream, so in the dream or one of the dreams I falsely thought that I was awake and that I was in the process of typing my dreams.

My mind was distracted by other things in the real world and in the dream, and I did not get as much sleep as I would have liked.

In the dream or dreams, there were possibly several dreams going on at the same time because there was at least one dream within a dream and/or daydream within a dream.

Categories
Dreams

Duncan Sheik Songs In Dreams

I was just watching Duncan Sheik‘s music video She Runs Away, and I remembered part of a dream that I had many years ago; I am not sure if I have typed this before or not.

Here is the music video that I was watching: