November 20th, 2003

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Blobs and classic SF

spacefall and I were discussing blobs (mainly as in green, bubbling, Andromedan) and I recalled a classic SF story about four people who got partially digested by a blob. The wonders of Google! With a minimum of info I found it was called Four in One and was written by Damon Knight in 1958. And what's more, it's in an on-line anthology here with some other great SF stories. I just re-read it and The Big Front Yard which I remembered fondly from those yellow Gollancz SF anthologies I devoured as a kid.

I wonder what else I can find on-line. I crave some Cordwainer Smith.