Sunday, July 24, 2011

Mark Clifton's "A Woman's Place" (novelette, free): A woman & 2 men marooned on a virgin world

One of the illustrations by EMSH accompanying the original publication in Galaxy magazine of the story A Womans Place by Mark Clifton
Early parts of it sounded like a story that might have been too bold for its time. It's not, but it's still quite readable, if not always self-consistent.

Story summary.

A freighter spaceship wreck due to some sort of space "warp". Three of the survivors end up in a lifeboat - a woman & two men. On reaching earth, they find it's not their earth but a parallel one. An earth where primates never evolved - so it's a virgin earth.

A woman & two men, marooned on a virgin earth, with little hope of ever getting back home...

See also.

  1. Robert Reed's "A Billion Eves": A man, with a machine that can take a good sized volume of space around it to a parallel earth on a one way trip, takes a classful of girls for his harem. And discovers belatedly that it's not very safe to be the sole hated man in company of many women...

Fact sheet.

First published: Galaxy, May 1955.
Download full text from Project Gutenberg, Manybooks, Internet Archive.
Rating: B.
Related: Stories of Mark Clifton.