Henry Kuttner's "Dr Cyclops" (novelette, mad scientist, free): Revenge of the men reduced to tiny size
Story summary.A mad scientist has reduced unwelcome peeping Toms to tiny size. Then he finds something about these tiny ones that makes him want to kill them immediately.
Story is of the flight & fight of the tiny ones against this monster. Happy ending for 3 of the group; monster & others would be killed.
- From Answers.com: "Some film sources erroneously describe the story as the genesis for the 1940 Universal movie Dr. Cyclops, directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack, while others correctly identified it as a novelization of the screenplay. A somewhat longer version (which Kuttner denied was his work), credited to the pseudonym Will Garth, appeared at a later date in hardcover (and was reprinted in 1976), also led to some confusion. But because of the movie's enduring appeal as a finely crafted special-effects showcase and a very exciting sci-fi chase thriller, Kuttner's Dr. Cyclops became one of his most well-known and oft-reprinted stories".
I've seen other online sources calling the movie an adaptation of Kuttner's story. Am not really clear on the correct state of affairs.
Update 7 June 2010: An editor of Thrilling Wonder Stories clarifies in comments below that the story indeed is based on the movie.
Fact sheet.First published: Thrilling Wonder Stories, June 1940.
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Related: Stories of Henry Kuttner.