Friday, January 13, 2012

Lester del Rey's "Dead Ringer" (short story, creepy, free)

Illustration by Dick Francis accompanying the original publication in Galaxy magazine of the short story Dead Ringer by Lester del Rey

Plot idea is rather common;  I've seen more than one story like this of Kuttner alone.

Story summary.

Most of the story is a creepy one - a man has convinced himself that there are aliens among us, aliens in the shape of humans, aliens who intend to take over earth. And that these aliens cannot be killed; they get resurrected. Of course, he's unable to convince anyone.

There is a surprise ending, but may be I've already spoiled it.

Fact sheet.

First published: Galaxy, November 1956.
Download full text from Project Gutenberg, Manybooks, Feedbooks.
Rating: B. 
Related: Stories of Lester del Rey.