“Altered States” by Paddy Chayefsky

"Altered States" by Paddy Chayefsky

"Altered States is the ultimate horror story—the story of one young scientist’s terrifying experiment to find the origins of consciousness. Entombed in an isolation tank, fed with a powerful hallucinogenic drug, he experiences finally the supreme moment of terror that is the beginning of life.

Altered States is a love story—the story of a man who learns that love is the greatest of all acts of faith.

Altered States is a novel of exploration—of other states of consciousness, the unimaginable kingdoms of the mind. For the scientist, like the novelist, these are the new frontiers of truth beyond which anything can happen . . .

Altered States is a stunning entertainment by one of the world’s foremost writers—a truly astounding trip into the unknown."