DEADLINE and Other Controversial SF Stories by Cleve Cartmill

Why Did the FBI Want "Deadline" Censored?

Author Cleve Cartmill, editor John W. Campbell, publishers Street & Smith, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, and L. Sprague de Camp were only some of those who came under investigation after government officials discovered the contents of what was to become science fiction's most controversial brainchild. Why?

You will discover the startling answers in Jean Marie Stine's amazing introduction to this first-ever collection of Golden Age author Cartmill's work. Included in this mammoth volume are four complete novellas: the too-close-to-reality-for-the-government "Deadline"; the noirish outer space mystery, "Some Day We'll Find You"; the intellectual thriller of an attempted revolution against a future theocracy, "With Flaming Swords," and the thought-provoking story of a man whose desire to be a normal, patriotic citizen inadvertently lead to his society's "Overthrow." As a bonus, readers will find what critics consider his most adroit short story, an androcentric but highly-amusing meditation on a possible prehistoric turning point, "The Link."

But be warned: Cartmill questioned authority and traditional explanations, and tried to tell his stories in such a way that readers would begin to see and question the shortcomings in their own society. So, if you are completely comfortable with the people in charge and way things are now, and never want to doubt what you are told, put down this book immediately and do not read any further.

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