Thursday, January 13, 2011

Leigh Richmond & Walt Richmond's "Poppa Needs Shorts" (short story, humor, free)

Illustration by John Schoenherr accompanying the original publication in Analog magazine of short story Poppa Needs Shorts by Leigh and Walt Richmond
4 year old Oley learns the intricacies of "shorts" of "electrics", in his own way...

See also.

  1. Henry Kuttner's "Call Him Demon" (download): Another story about how the thought processes of children & adults differ.

Collected in.

  1. Judith Merril (ed)'s "The 9th Annual of the Year's Best SF" (1964).

Fact sheet.

First published: Analog, January 1964.
Download full text from Project Gutenberg, Manybooks.
Download audio read by Patti Cunningham from LibriVox "Coffee Break Collection Vol 1".
Rating: A.
Among the stories from Astounding/Analog issues edited by John Campbell.