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Bill Horsford posts on 7/12/2005 8:08:57 AM
I am trying to identify a SF short story which I read as a youngster. I don't remember the name, but I have been told it was written by Henry Kuttner. It begins "this is the end of the story" proceeds to "this is the middle of the story" and ends with "this is the beginning of the story" at which time the whole plot is turned upside down due to secret identities revealed. I believe it is a galactic empire type of setting.
If anyone knows the title please let me know.
Jon DeCles posts on 4/20/2005 5:08:45 AM
Henry Kuttner was, simply put, the best short story writer of his era, with the possible exception of Theodore Sturgeon, who outlived him by many years. My sister, Marion Zimmer Bradley, noted that everything she ever wrote was because she had read his novel "Fury." Although Sturgeon exceeded him in the end, Sturgeon never wrote with the outrageous sense of humor that Kuttner displayed while, at the same time, working is way into the dark levels of the subconscious. Really, everybody who is interested in science fiction ought to have read Henry Kuttner.