Saturday, June 26, 2010

Berkeley Livingston's "Death of a B.E.M." (short story, humor, free): A parody of bug-eyed monster stories

Illustration accompanying the original publication in Amazing Stories of short story Death of a B.E.M. by Berkeley Livingston
Very funny introduction to bug-eyed monster fiction. From both human & monster perspectives.


  1. I used to think that South Indian movies with much parodied style heroes were greatly localized versions adapted from US Western stories. May be they owe far more to bug-eyed monster fiction? Or is the later too drawn from Westerns?

Fact sheet.

First published: Amazing Stories, October 1948.
Download full text from Project Gutenberg, Manybooks, Feedbooks.
Rating: A.
Related: Monster fiction.