Sunday, August 26, 2012

Couple of stories from "The Astounding Science Fiction Anthology"

Main post.

One is online, both are minor. I seem to be running into too many minor stories recently.
  1. [novella] H Beam Piper's "Last Enemy" (B); download; Astounding, August 1950: An adventure to rescue a damsel in distress, involving travel across the "levels" of "paratime" "sectors" & some space travel. Took me almost a week to finish it.
  2. [ss] William T Powers' "Meteor" (C); Astounding, September 1950: Very confused, & to me pointless & boring, description of a meteor scare involving earth & Mars.