Monday, October 11, 2010

Winston K Marks' "Unbegotten Child" (short story, cancer, free): Evolution's retaliation against birth control!

Illustration accompanying the original publication in Galaxy magazine of short story Unbegotten Child by Winston K Marks
Very light & totally non-sentimental read for a story about a serious case of cancer - one that changes the meaning of cancer itself! "The high incidence of various tumors evidences Nature's experiments in developing a asexual reproduction."

Story summary.

When Ms Sara Caffey was examined by Dr Phillipe Sansome at Cancer Institute in Paris, she had a serious case of inoperable cancer. Old doctor had his cancer as alternate reproduction technique theory cooking, & administered treatment called for by that assumption - medication that encourages cancer growth rather than retards it!

A few months later, she began having signs of pregnancy rather than tumor! And in time, gave birth to a healthy baby girl, normal in all respects except...

Fact sheet.

First published: Galaxy, April 1953.
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Rating: B.
Related: Stories of Winston K Marks; stories about evolution, cancer.