DOC ¹ READER The Diploids and Other Flights of Fancy ↠ KATHERINE ANNE MACLEAN

READER The Diploids and Other Flights of Fancy

DOC ¹ READER The Diploids and Other Flights of Fancy ↠ KATHERINE ANNE MACLEAN ↠ ContentsThe Diploids 1953 novellaDefense Mechanism 1949 short storyThe Pyramid in the Desert 1950 short storyThe Snowball Effect 1952 short storyIncommunicado 1950 noveletteFeedback 1951 short storyGames 1953 shoTteFeedback 1951 short storyGames 1953 short storyPictures Don't Lie 1951 short story Eight stories trending towards scifi suspense and uncertaintyThe Diploids A man uncovers his engineered remarkable ancestry Defense Mechanism Telepathy works strange wonders in an infant's mind The Pyramid in the Desert An endocrinologist reworks her body grasping at immortality but in curing aging is struck dumb with germophobia The Snowball Effect Two researchers unleash the optimal ultimate pyramid scheme Incommunicado When the 'details' half of a 'big ideas and details' team is killed in a freak outer space explosion the ideas man must learn to rewrite his brain Feedback Primal tribalism destroys independent thought Games A child's imagination allows him to connect to the real people whose lives he's imagining Pictures Don't Lie A radio survey detects the first contact with an extraterrestrial species decodes and translates their broadcasts but fails to communicate some important context I really enjoyed 'Pyramid' 'Incommunicado' and 'Pictures' 'Feedback' wasn't any deeper than my one line synopsis but might have made a bigger point say against McCarthyists or militant patriotism when it was first published in 1951 Most of the stories hold up very well over time though the author had a knack for extrapolating interesting effects of likely future technologies I'd be interested in reading of her work

TEXT º The Diploids and Other Flights of Fancy Ð Katherine Anne MacLean

ContentsThe Diploids 1953 novellaDefense Mechanism 1949 short storyThe Pyramid in the A collection of short stories that I will inadeuately describe as old style science fiction very focused on a concept with just enough character to flesh out the idea often ending with a clever twistI wasn't blown away by any of them but they did reward full reading MacLean was able to make well worn concepts like alien first contact and eternal youth and even off beat ones like sewing circles trust me memorable

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The Diploids and Other Flights of FancyDesert 1950 short storyThe Snowball Effect 1952 short storyIncommunicado 1950 novele Nothing special but some decent old school sci fi stories 25 ⭐️