Saturday, March 3, 2012

Henry Kuttner & C L Moore's "A Wild Surmise" (short story, free): What's real & what's imaginary?

This is nonsense. Or may be not. But quite funny.

Story summary.

Timothy Hooten is being treated by a psychiatrist, Dr Scott, at 2 pm, & by Dr Rasp at 2 am. He's human in one, but a bug in another. Which one is "real"?

It becomes really interesting when he gets an appointment from both doctors for the same time.

See also.

  1. Rog Phillips' "The Yellow Pill" (download): Psycho patient thinks the doctor is really the patient...

Fact sheet.

First published: Star Science Fiction Stories, February 1953.
Read online at Scribd (slow page load, may need Flash enabled in browser).
Rating: A.
Related: Stories of Henry Kuttner, C L Moore.