Friday, August 24, 2018

"Now You Shall Pay a Much Higher Price"

"The Several Murders of Roger Ackroyd."
By Barry Malzberg (born 1939).

First appearance: Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 
Winter 1977.
Reprinted in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Anthology, 
Volume 1 (1979), as well as (THESE).
Short short story (6 pages).
Online at (HERE).

     "But now a wind is rising. It is time for the mysterists to return to their original and honored place."

The trouble with bureaucrats isn't that they're bureaucrats; the trouble is they enjoy being bureaucrats . . .

- Prolific is the word for Barry Nathaniel Malzberg; see (HERE; Wikipedia), (HERE; the SFE), and (HERE; the ISFDb bibliography) for more.


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