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Nice Girl With 5 Husbands

Fritz Leiber

Book Overview: 

Four quirky short stories by the talented Fritz Leiber: Nice Girl with 5 Husbands, A Pail of Air, The Last Letter and A Bad Day for Sales.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .hing up an object, sporting with it for a season and then returning it unharmed to its original place. Sometimes we may be blown about by whimsical time winds without realizing it. Memory, for example, is a tiny time breeze, so weak that it can ripple only the mind.

A very few time winds are like the monsoon, blowing at fixed intervals, first in one direction, then the other. Such a time wind blows near a balancing rock in a valley of red stones in the American Southwest. Every morning at ten o'clock, it blows a hundred years into the future; every afternoon at two, it blows a hundred years into the past.

Quite a number of people have unwittingly seen time winds in operation. There are misty spots on the sea's horizon and wavery patches over desert sands. There are mirages and will o' the wisps and ice blinks. And there are dust devils, such as Tom Dorset walked into near the balancing rock.

It seemed to him no more than a spiteful upgust of sa. . . Read More

Community Reviews

This is a collection of four short stories published in sci-fi pulp magazines between 1951 and 1958. They are:

"Nice Girl with 5 Husbands" - Guy out walking encounters what appears to be some kind of multiracial polyamorous cult with freakishly smart children. Turns out he wandered into the year 2050

I could almost hear Rod Serling's voice as I read the first few paragraphs.