Saturday, May 3, 2008

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

In a future society where people live in the countryside rather than cities, & have all creature comforts including personal robots & immersive virtual remote presence, a man has developed an extreme fear of open spaces! Through out the story, he will be living with it; he cannot even come out of it during an extreme emergency at end.

Collected in.

  1. Robert Silverberg (Ed)'s "The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume One, 1929-1964".
  2. Isaac Asimov & Martin H Greenberg (Eds)' "Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 6 (1944)".

Fact sheet.

First published: Astounding, July 1944.
Rating: B

Note: Why is this post so short?