|Title:||The Old Army Game|
|Publisher:||Kuttner Times Three|
The first of the Hogben stories is not actually science fiction or fantasy, or however you might classify the later ones. Published in 1941, it is the tale of Saunk getting drafted into the Army. The humor relies almost exclusively on Saunk’s ignorance. Despite being non-genre, it is non-the-less entertaining and fun to read.
First appeared in the November 1941 issue of "Thrilling Adventures". Features a hillbilly character named "Hogben", but the story is not SF and is not otherwise related to the subsequent series of Hogben stories. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Kuttner, Henry
Henry Kuttner USA (1914 - 1958) Husband of C L Moore
aka Keith Hammond, Lawrence O'Donnell, Lewis Padgett
Henry Kuttner was alone and in collaboration with his wife, the great science fiction and fantasy writer C.L. Moore, one of the four or five most important writers of the 1940's, the writer whose work went furthest in its sociological and psychological insight, to making science fiction a human as well as technological literature. He was an important influence upon every contemporary and every science fiction writer who succeeded him. In the early 1940's and under many pseudonyms, Kuttner and Moore published very widely through the range of the science fiction and fantasy pulp markets.--goodreads.com.
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