Recent content by Dave Hackbarth

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    Searching for a story read long ago....

    Hi, Kevin. You may find Julio Cortazar interesting interesting to compare in his collection BLOW-UP. I am sure that Damon Knight was influenced by J.C.'s "Continuity of Parks" and "The Night Face Up." I'm interested in the way that South American Magic Realism became a natural influence for...
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    Searching for a story read long ago....

    Tom, I just had the unusual experience of recalling, out of the blue, the title and author of the story I posted about. And there are ironies about this. Title and Author popped into my head: "On the Wheel" by Damon Knight. Of course, he's the author best known for "To Serve Man." How...
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    Searching for a story read long ago....

    Thanks for your efforts, Tom. This book was a sample larger-format paperback sf short story anthology from a textbook company. (Perhaps Harcourt Brace.) The title may have been something like "At the Wheel" or "On the Wheel," perhaps a reference to the wheel of the ship, of which the fantasy...
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    Searching for a story read long ago....

    Thanks, Kevin. I appreciate the effort.
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    Searching for a story read long ago....

    I’m looking for the title and author of a story I recall reading while teaching a high school English elective class in Science Fiction in the early 1970s. Recalling some main plot points, it is likely I came across it in a fantasy or sci-fi anthology. It’s a story about a reader in this...
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