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I'm going to get an Eskimo pie and feel better.

Made from real Eskimos?!


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Made from real Eskimos?!



A KLONDIKE, chocolate one, through and through. The women prefer that. And a (diet)coke. Big Grin
 
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Linnl. Were you being subtle or did you accidentally mention "The Women"? That's the correct answer!
Your turn.
 
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Another clue as I await delivery of the dreaded New Year haggis...


Good luck in catching it; they're fast runners.


Aye, but the wee beasties cannae run so fast in the snow.
 
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Were you being subtle or did you accidentally mention "The Women"?


Um, not so subtle. Good story choice.

Well, here is the next line:

"And in an easy chair across the room would sit a Salt White Oblong seated with a copy of Nietzche open, reading, smoking a pipe."

The story is known by two different titles, so feel free to post either or both if you know them. My first reading of it was in a book edited by Damon Knight purchased at a library book sale.
 
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A clue:

"Click."

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And the back cover(note the guarantee). Cover painting "Perfect Sunset", by Eugene Berman:

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If I remember correctly, Tomorrow's Child is wont to shout something like "Wheely!".
 
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Wheely!!! By Euclid, Braling II, you got it! Your turn.

The fears and anxieties of parenthood are surely "other dimensional", nevertheless, Peter and Polly Horn commit to bringing the human dimension to their child, Py.

"The Shape of Things" is the originally published title of "Tomorrow's Child", and the so named title of Damon Knight's anthology. In the intro to the story, Mr. Knight wrote, "I well remember my own popeyed admiration when I read [Bradbury's] story about a woman who gave birth to a small blue pyramid; this is exactly the sort of thing that might occur to any imaginative writer in a manic or drunken moment; but Bradbury wrote it and sold it."

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OK, here goes...

He relaxed. He felt his body become wonderfully cool and then wonderfully warm. He knew he was dropping down a long slide of stars into a darkness as delightful as wine.

There's more, of course, but isn't this just great writing?!
 
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Hey, BII, I just pasted the quote into a certain well known search engine and found the answer in a trice. Too easy! But I'll leave it for others to try.


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There's more, of course, but isn't this just great writing?!

Wonderful! Mr Braling, I passed through Santa Cruz yesterday.


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Let me know next time!
 
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Let me know next time!

Oh, I would have loved to have met you, but I didn't know myself until that morning, and there was no way to reach you on short notice.


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...I didn't know myself until that morning...


"Know thyself!"


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