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The core plot from King's Under the Dome rang a bell in my mind not in favor to it as an original. While checking details on Wikipedia (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_the_Dome) for acknowledged similarities to existing works of fiction (e.g. Simpsons Movie), I finally dug up James Blish's short story The Box, f… see more The core plot from King's Under the Dome rang a bell in my mind not in favor to it as an original. While checking details on Wikipedia (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_the_Dome) for acknowledged similarities to existing works of fiction (e.g. Simpsons Movie), I finally dug up James Blish's short story The Box, first published in 1949, which I read about 35 years ago. The Box depicts parts of the city of New York being sealed off under a visible barrier (actually: a dome) of harmonic electronic resonance, cutting through soft material but not penetrating the ground. The Simpsons Movie may be an accidential parallel to Under the Dome, but another one even preceding this book's manuscript (late '70s) by several decades? see less The core plot from King's Under the Dome rang a bell in my mind not in favor to it as an original. While checking details on Wikipedia (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_the_Dome) for acknowledged similarities to existing works of fiction (e.g. Simpsons Movie), I finally dug up James Blish's short story The Box, first published in 1949, which I read about 35 years ago. The Box depicts parts of the city of New York being sealed off under a visible barrier (actually: a dome) of harmonic electronic resonance, cutting through soft material but not penetrating the ground. The Simpsons Movie may be an accidential parallel to Under the Dome, but another one even preceding this book's manuscript (late '70s) by several decades?

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