Friday, May 29, 2020

The Science Fiction Collection

I bought it on Amazon.  It is a collection of science fiction from many decades, much of it now dated by advancing science (even fungus does not live on the Moon) but often quite enthralling.   Only one story was so uninteresting that I skipped to the next story.  One I just read was titled "Syndrome Johnny" about a series of intentional plagues to improve the human species in a way that is implausible but fascinating.

Of course these stories are awash in assumptions that many social structures of the 1950s would persist into the future: e.g. the role of women as primarily homekeepers to men who di nearly all the interesting things.  Not recommended for your SJW friends.  I rather doubt many of my readers have such friends.  Relatives, yes.