Monday, September 16, 2013

Henry Kuttner's "Suicide Squad" (novelette, space stuntmen, free)

One of the illustrations accompanying the original publication in Thrilling Wonder Stories magazine of the short story Suicide Squad by Henry Kuttner.This is the third movie-filming story I've read of Kuttner in a row, though it doesn't mention "Hollywood on the Moon". Its movie studios are located on Callisto, & action scenes are shot presumably in space near it.

Main movie shooting story is framed in another story of a giant, powerful, & corrupt space corporation that ruins careers of its pilots as it finds scapegoats for its own sins. A pilot harmed this way & his friend will go become movie space-stuntmen.

Fact sheet.

First published: Thrilling Wonder Stories, December 1939.
Read online at UNZ.
Rating: B.
Related: Stories of Henry Kuttner.