Reading Free Fiction on Sci Fiction

I posted about this site a while back, but I just got around to reading some of the stories myself.

The Pope of the Chimps by Robert Silverberg is a short about a group of researchers working with chimpanzees – keeping them isolated from other chimps, breeding for intelligence, and teaching them all to communicate through sign.  Over a 30 year process these scientists developed some very smart chimps who view the researchers as sort of gods.  When one of the researchers develops leukemia, the group decides to reveal something to the chimps that they have never known:  humans are mortal. hats when That’s when things start to get out of control.

The Dandelion Girl by Robert F. Young is a story of time travel on a personal note.  It describes the relationship between a man and a young woman he meets on a hill by lake, who says she is from the future.  Sweet, but not a lot of deep thought in this one.

And He Built A Crooked House by Robert A. Heinlein is a quirky story about what happens when an architect builds a 4-dimensional house.  It explores how we 3-dimensional beings might interact with such a house, and the difficulties we might encounter.

This is definitely a site worth visiting more often.

(I just noticed these stories are all written by Roberts.  Weird.)


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