[50/50] Short Story #20: “Day Million”

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Short Story #20: “Day Million” — Frederik Pohl (1966)

Boy meets girl in Frederik Pohl’s little ditty about a day 1,000 years hence, as the author proceeds to challenge the very definitions of love, sex, gender and the structure of the short story — all within five tidy pages. Whenever I see how sad and pathetic the Sci-Fi Channel has become, I want to point at this short story and say, “This. THIS is ‘Imagine Greater’.”

You can find “Day Million” in a number of short story collections, or you can read this here pee-dee-eff: http://www.sfcenter.ku.edu/Sci-Tech-Society/day_million.pdf

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