Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Slaves of Sleep the Masters of Sleep” as Want to Read:
Slaves of Sleep  the Masters of Sleep
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Slaves of Sleep the Masters of Sleep

(Slaves of Sleep #1 & 2)

3.45  ·  Rating details ·  80 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Jan Palmer has everything—except happiness. He wishes to escape to another world. But be careful what you wish for.... Waking out of a deep sleep, he escapes—into a living nightmare. In a realm of deadly secrets and dangerous dancing girls, he discovers that humankind’s fate lies in his hands. Abounding in revelation, this is a tale that might just open your eyes.

“I stayed
Paperback, 330 pages
Published April 15th 2013 by Galaxy Press (first published October 15th 1993)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Slaves of Sleep the Masters of Sleep, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Slaves of Sleep the Masters of Sleep

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.45  · 
Rating details
 ·  80 ratings  ·  11 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Slaves of Sleep the Masters of Sleep
James Mourgos
Slaves of Sleep & Masters of Sleep

This novel combines the two part serial by L Ron Hubbard, meshing the Arabian Nights with a new interdimensional story that is thought-provoking and very much reflects the silliness of the pulp era of storytelling.

Jan Palmer is a bit of a wimp. When crossing an ifrit named Zongri, Jan is cursed with Eternal Wakefulness and finds himself living two lives – one, named Tiger in a land where the Jinn rule and the time of the Arabian Nights never left, and the
"Slaves of Sleep" (1939), from Unknown, strikes me as ill-written pedestrian pulp fare, despite its popularity. To my mind William P. McGivern and others did this semi-serious Arabian Nights stuff better. "Masters of Sleep" (1950) is another matter. Hubbard is in top form here, brisk, sardonic, and sometimes hilarious, less interested in Orientalism than in deftly satirizing psychiatry and Communism (a characteristic moment: Hubbard briefly retells the history of Soviet Communism as the story of ...more
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was two stories in one book. They had a lot in common: same characters, same plot, and same constant use of unnecessarily specific nautical terms. I feel like the author dissected a boat and tricked me into reading about it by promising jinnis.
Jun 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened-to
Slaves of Sleep and Masters of Sleep by L. Ron Hubbard provide a look at an alternate universe where djinns rule the world and humans are their slaves. Millionaire Jan Palmer gets a sealed jug that, when opened, starts a series of events that transports him between worlds and a different view of what a djinn is. These stories are very representative of the pulp era, and quite entertaining. The audio is very clear and the reader is excellent.
Michael Albanese
I did not like these two. I feel that they would have been better without the psychology if the worst thing ever, but let me bog you down with sailing jargon because sailing is the greatest thing ever.
Bruce Deming
Aug 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent mix of fun, romance and arabian lore. I found this very very enjoyable and a quick fun read. Jinni's magic and romance. Nicely spun tale for fun.

Story plot twists are creative and clever. Held me to the end.
Jun 01, 2007 added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sleepers
How to sleep like a man
Sep 20, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi-fantasy
This is super pulpy and rather fun in an old-style way, all about one spineless young man's strange and circuitous route to assertive yet brainy manhood, romance and revenge.
Jul 18, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bought-2013
used audiobook
Sep 11, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun and action-packed; Hubbard makes it easy to separate the dichotomy of the waking and dream worlds.
D.C. Lozar
rated it liked it
Jun 14, 2014
Silvia Meyer
rated it it was amazing
Dec 02, 2015
Andrius Ramanauskas
rated it really liked it
Jan 03, 2018
David Mckendrick
rated it really liked it
Apr 23, 2014
Svyatoslav Albireo
rated it it was amazing
Jul 12, 2010
rated it it was ok
May 09, 2019
Pete Griffiths
rated it did not like it
May 01, 2013
rated it did not like it
Aug 29, 2018
Steve Nascimbeni
rated it liked it
Jan 28, 2014
rated it it was ok
Apr 26, 2012
rated it it was amazing
Feb 07, 2013
rated it it was ok
Jul 09, 2012
Johnny LeBon
rated it liked it
Oct 12, 2012
Gytis Bielskus
rated it liked it
Jun 01, 2014
rated it really liked it
Dec 08, 2013
rated it it was amazing
Sep 10, 2009
rated it liked it
Apr 29, 2016
Bon Son
rated it did not like it
Aug 22, 2013
Michael Kiggins
rated it it was amazing
Apr 11, 2016
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero
  • On Love
  • Danger in the Dark
  • A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings
  • The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business: Make Great Money. Work the Way You Like. Have the Life You Want.
  • The Instant Millionaire
  • Cash in a Flash: Real Money in No Time
  • Internet Riches: The Simple Money-Making Secrets of Online Millionaires
  • Ikigai: Los secretos de Japón para una vida larga y feliz
  • Click Millionaires: Work Less, Live More with an Internet Business You Love
  • The Lazy Person's Guide to Investing: A Book for Procrastinators, the Financially Challenged, and Everyone Who Worries about Dealing with Their Money
  • It Works!
  • What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings--and Life
  • Shroud of the Gnome
  • Think and Grow Rich
  • The Laptop Millionaire
  • Memoir of the Hawk
See similar books…
Lafayette Ronald Hubbard was an American author of science fiction and fantasy stories, and the founder of the Church of Scientology. In 1950, Hubbard authored Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and established a series of organizations to promote Dianetics. In 1952, Hubbard lost the rights to Dianetics in bankruptcy proceedings, and he subsequently founded Scientology. Thereafter ...more

Other books in the series

Slaves of Sleep (2 books)
  • Slaves of Sleep