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1943 Short Stories: Mimsy Were the Borogoves, the Greatest Gift, Death Sentence, Buying Mittens, Shingles for the Lord, the Scythe

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Published June 20th 2010
ISBN : 9781158320455
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24 pages
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This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Mimsy Were the Borogoves, the Greatest Gift, Death Sentence, BuyingMoreThis is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Mimsy Were the Borogoves, the Greatest Gift, Death Sentence, Buying Mittens, Shingles for the Lord, the Scythe, the Varioni Brothers. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: Mimsy Were the Borogoves is a science fiction short story by Lewis Padgett (a pseudonym of Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore) that was originally published in the February 1943 issue of Astounding Science Fiction Magazine. It was judged by the Science Fiction Writers of America to be among the best science fiction stories written prior to 1965 and included in the anthology The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume One, 1929-1964. In 2007, it was loosely adapted into a feature-length film titled The Last Mimzy. Many millions of years in the future an alien scientist experimenting with a time machine sends two boxes with hastily gathered batches of educational toys into the past. The first arrives in the middle of the twentieth century and the second in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Believing the experiment to be a failure when both the machines and test objects fail to return, he discontinues his efforts, ignorant of the mischief hes caused. The first box of toys travels back to 1942, and is discovered by a seven-year-old boy, Scott Paradine, who takes it home. The toys include a small transparent cube that visibly manifests the holders thoughts within it- a wire maze puzzle that employs a fourth dimension- and a detailed anatomical doll that possesses unfamiliar organs and structures. As Scott and his two-year-old sister Emma play with the toys, the psychology of the two develops in unusual ways. Although the parents, Dennis and Jane, are often preoccupied with their own lives, they suspect something odd is happening with their children and...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=1004389