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THE LAST MIMZY IS THE IDEAL INTRODUCTION TO AN AUTHOR WHO WAS AHEAD OF HIS TIMEAND WHOSE TIME HAS FINALLY COME.
These seventeen classic stories create their own unique galaxy of vain, protective, and murderous robots; devilish angels; and warm and angry aliens. In Mimsy Were the Borogovesthe inspiration for New Line Cinemas major motion picture The Last Mimzya boy finds a discarded box containing a treasure trove of curious objects. When he and his sister begin to play with these trinketsincluding a crystal cube that magnifies the unimaginable and a strange doll with removable organs that dont quite correspond to those of the human bodytheir parents grow concerned. And they should be. For the items are changing the way the children think and perceive the world around themfor better or worse.
Ray Bradbury called Henry Kuttner a man who shaped science fiction and fantasy in its most important years. Marion Zimmer Bradley and Roger Zelazny said he was a major inspiration. Kuttner was a writers writer whose visionary works anticipated our own computer-controlled, machine-made world. At the time of his death at forty-two in 1958, he had created as many as 170 stories under more than a dozen pseudonymssometimes writing entire issues of science fiction magazinesin close collaboration with his wife, C. L. Moore.
This definitive collection will be a revelation to those who wish to discover or rediscover Henry Kuttner, a true master of the universe.