Saturday, August 1, 2009

C M Kornbluth's "The Last Man Left in the Bar" (short story)

Cannot make out the head or tail of it.

An ordinary man & two mysterious individuals; the two seem to have some sort of magical powers & aren't from our world or universe or ... something.

The man had stolen "the Seal" that the two visitors want. They eventually get it, & "The Century of Flame" (whatever the heck that is) begins!

Through most of the story, we see the man getting drunk in a bar & watching trivia going on around the place.

Collected in.

  1. Isaac Asimov & Martin H Greenberg (Eds)' "Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 19 (1957)".

Fact sheet.

First published: Infinity Science Fiction, October 1957.
Rating: C.
Related: Stories of C M Kornbluth.