C M Kornbluth's "The Rocket of 1955" (as by Cecil Corwin) (flash fiction, free): Swindlers get their due
During the scheduled rocket launch, the rocket will explode a little up in air - killing pilot & some others (as planned!) Only the fate will soon catch up with the swindlers...
Fact sheet.First published: Escape, August 1939.
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Download full text as part of the scans of Worlds Beyond, February 1951 where it was reprinted.
Related: Stories of C M Kornbluth.