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A Mile Beyond the Moon

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Title:A Mile Beyond the Moon
Author:
Kornbluth, Cyril M.   
(13 of 30 for author by title)
Ms. Found in a Chinese Fortune Cookie
Masquerade
Published:   1958
Publisher:Manor Books, Inc.
Tags:fiction, science fiction, short stories
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"Make Mine Mars" (Science Fiction Adventures 1952)

"The Meddlers" (Science Fiction Adventures 1953)

"The Events Leading Down to the Tragedy" (F&SF 1958)

"The Little Black Bag" (Astounding 1950)

"Everybody Knows Joe" (Fantastic Universe 1953)

"Time Bum" (Fantastic Stories 1953)

"Passion Pills" (original)

"Virginia" (Venture 1958)

"The Slave" (Science Fiction Adventures 1957)

"Kazam Collects" (Stirring Science Stories 1941)

"The Last Man Left in the Bar" (Infinity 1947)

"The Adventurer" (Space Science Fiction 1953)

"The Words of Guru" (Stirring Science Stories 1941)

"Shark Ship" (Vanguard 1958)

"Two Dooms" (Venture 1958) [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Kornbluth, Cyril M.

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Cyril M. Kornbluth (July 2, 1923 – March 21, 1958) was an American science fiction author and a notable member of the Futurians. He used a variety of pen-names, including Cecil Corwin, S. D. Gottesman, Edward J. Bellin, Kenneth Falconer, Walter C. Davies, Simon Eisner, Jordan Park, Arthur Cooke, Paul Dennis Lavond and Scott Mariner.

His first solo story, "The Rocket of 1955," was published in Richard Wilson's fanzine Escape (Vol 1 No 2, August 1939); his first collaboration, "Stepsons of Mars," written with Richard Wilson and published under the name "Ivar Towers," appeared in the April 1940 Astonishing. His other short fiction includes "The Little Black Bag", "The Marching Morons", "The Altar at Midnight", "MS. Found in a Chinese Fortune Cookie", "Gomez" and "The Advent on Channel 12".

"The Marching Morons" is a look at a far future in which the world's population consists of five billion idiots and a few million geniuses – the precarious minority of the "elite" working desperately to keep things running behind the scenes. In his introduction to The Best of C.M. Kornbluth, Pohl states that "The Marching Morons" is a direct sequel to "The Little Black Bag": it is easy to miss this, as "Bag" is set in the contemporary present while "Morons" takes place several centuries from now, and there is no character who appears in both stories. The titular black bag in the first story is actually an artifact from the time period of "The Marching Morons": a medical kit filled with self-driven instruments enabling a far-future moron to "play doctor". A future Earth similar to "The Marching Morons" – a civilisation of morons protected by a small minority of hidden geniuses – is used again in the final stages of Kornbluth & Pohl's Search the Sky.--Wikipedia.

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