Robert Heinlein – All You Zombies (1959)

Robert Heinlein‘s short story All You Zombies was first published in the March 1959 issue of Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine. I listened to it on episode 200 of the EscapePod podcast.

All You Zombies is a time travel paradox story about a man writes confessional fiction as an ‘unmarried mother’.

This is a spoilerific episode, so I advice you read the story first. Have you read it? Let me know what you think on Twitter @shortsfreview or by leaving a comment below.

My own story about Robert Heinlein referred to in the podcast is The Dead Science Fiction Writers Workshop.

I recommend Robert Heinlein’s novel Stranger in a Strange Land.

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Evelyn E. Smith – The Doorway (1955)

Evelyn E. Smith‘s short story The Doorway was first published in the September 1955 edition of Fantastic Universe magazine. The version I read is a public domain version available on Project Gutenberg.

The Doorway is a story of alternative time-lines and parallel worlds.

Have you read it? What did you think?

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Jack Vance – The Miracle-Workers (1958)

Jack Vance’s short story The Miracle-Workers was first published in the July 1958 edition of Astounding Science Fiction.

The Miracle-Workers tells the story of a far-future human society that has degenerated to feudal medievalism.

The version I read for this review was reprinted in Modern Classic Short Novels of Science Fiction (1994) edited by Gardner R. Devois.

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Jack Vance The Miracle-Workers Astounding Science Fiction July 1958