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Published: 1947
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,822 / 18 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,565
Added to site: 2010.05.29 27942

The little man dared to venture into the realm of the Gods—but the Gods were cruel!

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Average Rating of 3 from 2 reviews: ***
Henry L. Ratliff

(1947) Sci-fi (Traveler from another realm)

From 'Fantasy Book' Vol. 1 No. 1 1947.

R: ****

Plot bullets

  • A micro sized man is found accidentally..

  • He is captured in a match box and there are hopes of money to be made. .

  • The small man has strange head gear.

  • Is someone, somewhere conducting an experiment, or is he from another world or another time?

Sardo Weems

A student on a streetcar notices a tiny man, catches him in a matchbox, and takes him home.

The micro-man is in telepathic contact with people from his electron and gives a running report on what he sees.

It's kind of hard to guess the size of the explorer, if he's really from an electron. The story has a few too many implausibilities to completely suspend disbelief. Ackerman wanted to tell his story, so he took the direct route of telling it despite reality. Perhaps it's a satire, like Gulliver's Travels.



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