Thursday, May 1, 2008

** Eric Frank Russell's "Diabologic" (short story, science fiction, humor)

The art of driving other people nuts! And using it as a political strategy!

Collected in.

  1. "Major Ingredients" (ed Rick Katze). 

Fact sheet.

First published: Astounding, March 1955.
Rating: B
Related: All stories of Eric Frank Russell.
Listed among the stories from John Campbell's Astounding/Analog.

Note: Why is this post so short?


david gopsill said...

This is a fantastic short story. Basically Humans are the dominant species in the galaxy. We defeat any new soecies we come across not with guns and soldiers but by using crazy logical/ilogical and paradoxical behavior/arguments to drive our antagonists mad and into submission..Fabulous

Anonymous said...

This story is great. Short enough to be a fast read, fun idea.

It's also collected in "My Favorite Science Fiction", a collection of short stories, selected by noted Sci Fi authors. Amazon link: