Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fredric Brown's "The Waveries" (short story, alien invasion, free)

I'd read it long ago, in one of the "Isaac Asimov Presents Great SF Stories" books (I think), but found the online copy only recently.

It's supposed to be one of the better known stories of Brown. A light-hearted "apocalypse" where it has suddenly become impossible to use electricity in any kind of application!

Fact sheet.

First published: Astounding, January 1945.
Download full text from Grey Lodge Occult Review. [via David Mitchell @rasfw]
Rating: B.
Among the stories from Astounding/Analog issues edited by John Campbell.
Nominated for Retro Hugo Award 1996 in short story category.
Related: Stories of Fredric Brown.