From INFOGALACTIC: In February 1938 Stern awoke with the story in mind. Inspired by a dream that was reminiscent of the 1843 Charles Dickens novella A Christmas Carol, Stern wrote a 4,000 word short story called "The Greatest Gift". He began work on it in 1939 but didn't finish until 1943, and was then unable to find a publisher. He … Continue reading It’s A Wonderful Tale
Sci-fi Grand Master John C. Wright has put forth a wonderful notion he names the BOOK OF GOLD, a novel that comes to a young reader when they need it most. Breaking through whatever gloom enshrouds them, said golden book beats back the darkness with the pure sunshine of wonder. Even if the precious reprieve from … Continue reading Leiningen Versus the Ants – My Tale of Gold!
I always have an eye out for sci fi stories and novels that feature Catholicism in some way or another, for good or for ill. Recently, I came across The Quest for Saint Aquin, an oldie pulpy written by Anthony Boucher. The story, first published in 1951 in New Tales of Space and Time eventually won inclusion … Continue reading The Quest for Saint Aquin – A Short Story
Phillip K Dick has to have the distinction of being the science fiction writer with the most movies made from his works. Blade Runner, Minority Report and Total Recall are probably the best known of the lot. The Pre-Persons, the short story you can read by clicking the link below, has never been adapted … Continue reading Phillip K Dick’s ‘The Pre-Persons’