Sunday, October 2, 2011

Robert Sheckley's "Bad Medicine" (as by Finn O'Donnevan) (short story, humor, free): A neurotic gets the wrong treatment

Elwood Caswell has strong homicidal urge towards his friend Magnessen. Recognizing his own problem, he goes out & buys "the Rex Regenerator, built by General Motors" - a "mechanotherapist". Only there was a problem in delivery - the model he was delivered is meant to cure Martians.

So the machine will treat Elwood strangely...

Fact sheet.

First published: Galaxy, July 1956.
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Rating: A.
Related: Stories of Robert Sheckley.