Monday, October 9, 2017

"Granting the Premise That the Supernatural Exists, Anything Which Transcends Ordinary Life Is Plausible"

"The Case of Herbert Thorp."
By Henry Kuttner (1915-58).
First appearance: Weird Tales, November 1937.
Reprints page (HERE).
Short short short story (4 pages).
Online at SFFAudio (HERE) (PDF).

"A brief tale about an editor who was altogether too skeptical."
Just chalk it up to the strain of overwork. Yeah, that's it . . . overwork . . .

- The usual reliable sources have background info about Henry Kuttner (HERE), (HERE), and (HERE).

- For those inside joke references to Zothique and Joiry, go (HERE), (HERE), and (HERE).
- Kuttner's pulp career flourished in the SFF and crime fiction genres, as was evident when we featured "Private Eye" (HERE) and "Murder's Handyman" (HERE).

Kuttner's "What You Need" was filmed for TV twice.

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