City of the Living Dead, The

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Manning, Laurence, and Flectcher Pratt. "The City of the Living Dead." Science Wonder Stories 1.12 (May 1930).

Described by Sargent (1988; q.v. under Reference) as a world where people dream inside machines, and "The human race degenerates." Cf. and contrast E. M. Forster's "The Machine Stops," R. Matheson, "Waker Dreams." A. C. Clarke's Lion of Comarre, and W. Hjortsberg's "Grey Matters"—all listed in this Category; note attack on machine dependence in LM's The Man Who Awoke stories (Wonder Stories, 1933, coll. 1975), also cited by Sargent (1988).[[1]]