Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Edmond Hamilton's "The Man Who Evolved" (short story, evolution, free): What will your far-future descendants look like?

A very pulpish, but quite readable, adventure involving a mad scientist. He's build a device that can transform an individual man into something humanity will be millions of years into future - so you can see humanity's future today. Of course, things go horribly wrong, even though the machine works perfectly.

See also.

  1. Henry Kuttner's "The Creature from Beyond Infinity" (download): Here some men get transformed into future humans that evolution will eventually produce via a sort of highly contagious infection. Only, they're far too immature (emotionally), in spite of their far better intellectual capacity.

Fact sheet.

First published: Wonder Stories, April 1931.
Download full text from The Nostalgia League or Manybooks. [via James W Harris @ ClassicScienceFiction Yahoo group]
Rating: B.
Related: Stories of Edmond Hamilton; evolution in fiction.