Thursday, October 7, 2010

William P McGivern's "The Chameleon Man" (short story, invisible man, free)

One of the illustrations accompanying the original publication in Amazing Stories of short story The Chameleon Man by William P McGivern
Variation of invisible man theme, but a kind of invisibility I've not yet seen in fiction: for unspecified reasons, a young man has turned into something of a chameleon - he can perfectly blend into the background. Not completely invisible - you stare long enough & you see some sort of a ghost. And by exerting energy, he can make himself visible for short periods.

Story is supposed to be funny. There is a war on, & he wants to enlist in army, but army doesn't think he'll be useful. A conman running a magic show promises him help, but soon we have complications...

Fact sheet.

First publishedAmazing Stories, January 1943.
Download full text from Project Gutenberg, Manybooks, Feedbooks.
Rating: B.