Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Arthur C. Clarke's "Quarantine": A humorous post-apocalypse story!

This very tiny & beautiful piece is the only doomsday story I've read that is actually humor.

Robots of alien origin destroy earth to defend themselves because some of the got infected with a virus. Humor is in the specific virus, & how it affects the infected.

Fact sheet.
Quarantine, short story, review
First published: Issac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Spring 1977
Rating: A
This story is included in following collections.

  1. "More Than One Universe"
  2. "The Collected Stories of Arthur C Clarke"
  3. "The Wind From the Sun"