John Gleed is a retired high-tech executive living on the Canadian shores of the St. Lawrence River, bordering New York State. He has always been interested in apocalyptic fiction about what might happen if a worldwide catastrophic disaster occurred. "Day of the Triffids" by John Wyndham, "No Blade of Grass" by John Christopher, "On the Beach" by Neville Shute and "The Stand" by Stephen King are among his favorite novels.
But to Francis Reese and the hard-pressed astronauts of the depleted space programme, the Dragon presents a third outrageous, yet irresistible possibility - the transformation of a barren world into a new home for the beleaguered peoples of Earth.
But the man who invented the dream-machine turned out to be the worst enemy humanity ever encountered! The dream became as real as the reality - and yet remained a figment of the imagination. And thereby the very foundations of civilization were undermined. Why strive - when you could get it all without effort?
Reality Forbidden is the unusual novel of what came afterwards. Of the world in which only the most rigid of terror kept cities standing, and of the man who dared to escape that world, to find the last place on Earth where dreaming was not prohibited, and where one could not only have one's cake, but eat it as well!
VanRoark followed the prophet to the Meadows and there he witnessed the last cataclysmic battle between humanity and the dark powers of Salasar.