9/06/2011

"With minimal fanfare and next to no audience, Invasion of a Small World debuted in the summer of 2016, and after a brief and disappointing run, the series was deservedly shelved."
As a scifi fan, I think we've all shared the experience of having a favorite TV show that few people watched, and was canceled after a handful of episodes. Sometimes, we're vindicated by having the show achieve recognition after the fact. So what if a little known show with a tiny but rabid fanbase turned out to be the most important show in the history of Mankind? That's the premise of "Eight Episodes," a story by Robert Reed that was nominated for a Hugo. It was previously available on Asimov's website, and has since been archived here.You can also listen to an audio version at the Escape Pod podcast.

[Image from Universe Today]
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2 comments:

Ellie said...

Never heard of this one. I'm popping over to have a read now.

Reid Kemper said...

That's a great short story. I guess daily life (or even finding a micro spaceship) is too boring for TV.

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