Tuesday 9 November 2010

Who Goes There? by Don A. Stuart.

Arguably, one of the best science fiction stories ever written, and the inspiration for, undoubtably, two of the greatest science fiction films ever made.

from Astounding Science Fiction. vol. 21. #. 6.


alanborky said...

Joe, I've seen the two 'Thing' films based on this many times over, and read many of the comics adapted from it, but this is the first time I've read the original thing.

You're right - it's a masterpiece.

The author reads a bit like one of my all time favourite writers, Martin Cruz Smith, i.e., every word is dedicated to the end of enthralling story telling.

Thank you.

Joe Ackerman said...

alanborky, mate, always a pleasure, never a chore.

haven't read Martin Cruz Smith. any recommendations?

Anonymous said...

By John W. Campbell IIRC - the Astounding/Analog editor who more or less invented modern science fiction