|Published in||Asimov's Science Fiction|
|Publication date||July 2006|
Impossible Dreams is a science fiction short story written in 2006 by Tim Pratt. It was first published in Asimov's Science Fiction in 2006, and subsequently republished in Pratt's 2007 collection Hart & Boot & Other Stories, and in the 2012 anthology Other Worlds Than These.
Pete is a cinephile. One day, he discovers a video store containing movies that were never created. He discovers that he enters a parallel universe every time he visits the store, and becomes both frustrated and elated as he tries to watch as many of the videos as possible, while forming a bond with the store's downbeat clerk.
Impossible Dreams won the 2007 Hugo Award for Best Short Story.
In 2011 a short film adaptation of Impossible Dreams has been made in Israel by Shir Comay in the Hebrew language (the Hebrew title is "וידאו קסם"). The film premiered on July 12, 2011 as part of the Jerusalem Film Festival, and won the Israeli shorts competition in the ICon festival 2011 Israeli shorts competition.
- Impossible Dreams title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- כתבה על הזכיה של "וידאו קסם" בפסטיבל אייקון 2011 YNET in Hebrew
- כתבה על הזכיה של "וידאו קסם" בפסטיבל אייקון 2011 Nana10 in Hebrew
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