Sunday, December 31, 2017

Eligibility posts continue:

My fifth story of this year was "A Stone’s Throw”, published this summer in 4 Star Stories.

It's genesis was simple - you ever wonder while driving what is WRONG with the idiot other driver?

I have a retired engineer tinker in his garage and combine a gamma ray surgical knife's ability to shoot a beam with an MRI machine into a radar detector-type device so you can can scan the brain of the idiot in the next car and figure out what is wrong with them.

When I submitted an early version of the story years ago to Analog, Stanley Schmidt said - as I recall, paraphrasing a bit - that the story was fun, but my physics completely bogus, and he has too many readers who'd know that and he didn't want to have to deal with the Letters to the Editor.

Well, here is the version as ultimately published in 4 Star Stories:

http://www.4starstories.com/Short_issue2/html/story_1.html

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