Saturday, May 3, 2008

** Clifford D Simak's "Desertion" (short story, science fiction)

To colonize the "surface" of Jupiter, humans have a machine that can transform an earth animal (including humans) into an animal similar to one of the Jovian natives (& back)! But every human sent out of research "dome" into the wild has vanished. Story is about resolving the mystery of these vanishings.

Collected in.

  1. Isaac Asimov & Martin H Greenberg (Eds)' "Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 6 (1944)".

Fact sheet.

First published: Astounding, November 1944.
Rating: B
Listed in "William G Contento's Top Ten Most Reprinted Stories".

Note: Why is this post so short?