Friday, July 5, 2013

Microcosmic God by Theodore Sturgeon - The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume I

First published in the April 1941 issue of Astounding Science Fiction tells the tale of a modern-day Thomas Edison who lives in seclusion on a small east coast island.

His inventions take the world by storm and fundamentally change society in positive ways.  He gets so rich, in fact, that money loses its meaning - only the quest for knowledge drives him on.

However the true villain in this story is - his banker!

Very well done.  It could have been expanded into novel and would have made for a fantastic read.

Theodore Sturgeon


Martin L. Shoemaker said...

My mom had The Pocket Book of Science Fiction, which I believe was the very first science fiction anthology from the 40s. This story was in that book. I grew up reading it over and over. Thanks for the memories!

Eric The Mailman said...

So glad you stumbled upon my little blog.

Stories are like music; they can take you back in time to your youth.

These vintage tales can really stand the test of time.

Eric The Mailman said...

Okay, so you didn't stumble in here, since I gave you the address but I'm very happy to took the time to browse around.

Keep writing I really enjoyed your work in the current issue of Analog.