His name is Charles Render, and he is a psychoanalyst, and a mechanic of dreams. A Shaper. In a warm womb of metal, his patients dream their neuroses, while Render, intricately connected to their brains, dreams with them, makes delicate adjustments, and ultimately explains and heals.
Her name is Eileen Shallot, a resident in psychiatry. She wants desperately to become a Shaper, though she has been blind from birth.
Together, they will explore the depths of the human mind -- and the terrors that lurk therein.
About the author
Roger Zelazny (1937-1995) studied Elizabethan and Jacobean drama at Columbia University. He began publishing SF with 'Passion Play', which appeared in Amazing in 1962. Much of his very best work, including This Immortal, The Dream Master and Lord of Light, appeared in the early part of his career. He is also well known for his fantasy fiction, particularly the titles in The Chronicles of Amber.