Short Story Sunday: The Light of Other Days, Bob Shaw
The Light of Other Days, Bob Shaw
This moving depiction of a world in which “slow glass” allows us to see our pasts was first published in 1966 and was shortlisted for a Nebula and a Hugo. It, too, was another piece I spent years trying to find (the details on that are here: https://wordpress.com/post/kristipetersenschoonover.com/4328). Read the story here: light-of-other-days
Lately I’ve been working on the overwhelming task of thinning out my book collection; it’s something no book lover likes to do, but let’s face it, every once in a while it has to be done, either to clear clutter or make room for more.
It’s no surprise that a good portion of my collection is devoted to short story collections. I’ve read my share of great stories, and I’ve read my share of awful ones—but I’ve also read my share of a few that blew me away to the point at which I’ll never forget them. So instead of doing a typical “Top” list, I decided instead to focus on ones which fall into the last category (please note that in my “about” descriptions I tried to be spoiler-free). Do you have any that have made a lasting impression on you? Leave them in the comments.
Posted on June 14, 2015, in Short Stories and tagged Bob Shaw, Science Fiction Short Stories, slow glass, The Light of Other Days. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
I could never remember who the author was! I kept thinking it must have been Bradbury, and of course it is not.
I’m so glad you stopped by, and you found your answer! I think it’s easy to confuse Bob Shaw with Bradbury. That was a pioneering time in that type of speculative fiction, and they were writing about similar subjects.