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Tales From Underwood

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David H. Keller. Tales From Underwood. New York: Pellegrini and Cudahy/Arkham House, [1952]. First edition. Octavo. 322 pages.

Collects stories from 1927 to 1949

The Worm
The Revolt of the Pedestrians
The Yeast Men
The Ivy War
The Doorbell
The Flying Fool
The Psychophonic Nurse
A Biological Experiment
Free as the Air
The Bridle
Tiger Cat
The God Wheel
The Golden Boug
Published (first published 1952)
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I'm reading a bunch of Keller at work and as some of them are on my "to be read" list, I figured I'd just do reviews here. Keller wrote SF along with other genre stuff so, needless to say, I didn't read all of this book, and won't be, but of what I did read, here you go:

"The Revolt Of The Pedestrians" was published in AMAZING STORIES in 1928. It's one of those "extrapolate the future from current trends" sci-fi stories, while also intended as a cautionary tale. On the one hand, this usually lead
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7 “Unto Us a Child is Born” (David H. Keller)
In a future world where life spans have expanded dramatically, childbearing is strictly regulated. Inventor Jacob Hubler is granted the rite to reproduce. A wife is selected for him. Testing indicates that their child will be a brilliant philosopher. After their son is born, he is taken away immediately and raised by machines to become the perfect philosopher. Jacob and his wife Ruth do not see the boy until he is an adult. The meeting is awkward, th
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