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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 175 pages
  • Publisher: Ace Books; Second Edition edition (1970)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FMKL9I
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,153,757 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Howard Fast (1914-2003) was one of the most prolific American writers of the twentieth century. He was a bestselling author of more than eighty works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplays. The son of immigrants, Fast grew up in New York City and published his first novel upon finishing high school in 1933. In 1950, his refusal to provide the United States Congress with a list of possible Communist associates earned him a three-month prison sentence. During his incarceration, Fast wrote one of his best-known novels, Spartacus (1951). Throughout his long career, Fast matched his commitment to championing social justice in his writing with a deft, lively storytelling style.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Paul Brooks VINE VOICE on August 28, 2011
Format: Paperback
Howard Fast (1914-2003) was a celebrated and controversial American writer who, upon occasion, wrote science-fiction stories. 'The General Zapped an Angel",first published in 1969, is a collection of 8 stories - seven of which had never been previously published. The exception is the story " The Mouse" which was featured in the November 1969 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

In this reader's oppinion a science-fiction short story that keeps your interest and shows a commendable a degree of originality and creativity is a rare commodity indeed. The fact that the stories in this collection meet my subjective criteria is a detail I find quite amazing. I would go so far to say that this relatively slim volume would be an excellent text for anyone foolish enough to aspire to write short fiction.

-The Mouse: Just what would happen if aliens infused a common field mouse with intelligence - and then left him as an abandoned experiment?

-"The Wound": Using atomic weapons to release underground oil deposits may disturb more than sand and gas.

-"The Movie": Some folks find reel life more real that, well, real life.

-"The Mohawk": A Mohawk Indian parks himself in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral for some deep meditation much to the consternation of the local parish priest.

-"The Insects": Our friends the bugs start broadcasting a disturbing message "You must stop killing us".

-"The Vision of Milty Boil": A very short, extremely wealthy contractor keeps building vast high rise apartment buildings with lower and lower ceiling heights.

-"Tomorrow's Wall Street Journal": Would you like a copy...well the Devil will give you one for a price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ron Kolman on December 30, 2009
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You'd likely skip over this softcover on almost all conditions. There is no flag to the wonderful, magical tales inside. Howard Fast paints stories of wonder, sadness and curiosity in this short paperback of short stories. The stories "tug" at you, and it's a book difficult to put down. Somewhere between child-like innocence, and the drama that life often carries, you'd do well to pick up a copy. I can almost assure you (if you enjoy science fiction) and a great twist in the expected) you'll pass your copy on to someone you feel 'must' read one or all the stories, and find yourself back here ordering another copy Amazon. I've passed at least five copies along, and told the book is a "treasure" for the heart. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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By Amazon Customer on March 9, 2013
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Fast is a solid golden age SF writer. He obviously loves playing ideas and exploring them in novel ways. He does just that. Enjoyable, hopeful stories that are well worth reading.
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By Jacquelyn Bailey on October 1, 2014
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I remembered this short story from decades ago, and I wondered if I could track it down. I did, and it was just as good as I remembered. The comic debate between the General and the various clergypeople about what should be done with the "dead" angel is hilarious. I highly recommend it.
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