Saturday, May 19, 2012

Henry Kuttner's "Hercules Muscles In" (as by Kelvin Kent) (novelette, time travel, humor, free)

Quote from short story Hercules Muscles In by Henry Kuttner
Two friends in New York end up time traveling to "city of Tiryns ... in the Peloponnesos" in Greece of "Beyond 700 BC. Maybe 800 BC", to possess the body of two locals - one of them Hercules of the legend, other a run-away slave. They must use their wits to survive, & end up bringing bits of American life to Greece & helping write some of the Herculean legends...

Fact sheet.

First published: Thrilling Wonder Stories, February 1941.
Note: ISFDB describes this as an essay, but it's clearly a story.
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Rating: B.
Related: Stories of Henry Kuttner.