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Mimsy Were the Borogroves (1943) [Novelette]
by Henry Kuttner Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore Lewis Padgett Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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There is a theory in child psychology that states that a child learns about geometric concepts by interacting with the world around her -- that is, she learns about height, width, and depth simply by experiencing it in the objects and things she manipulates. For example, the toys she plays with almost from birth are an invaluable learning tool inasmuch as she sees them, handles them, and explores their "three-dimensionalness." But what if she were to get a toy from the fourth dimension?

Charming in its occasional absurdity, Kuttner and Moore even manage to work in four very famous lines from Lewis Carroll in a surprising and perfectly satisfying conclusion.

Original title: Mimsy Were the Borogroves
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience FictionHumorous, Parody and Comedy

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Best of Henry Kuttner, the (1975) [Collection]
      Authors: Henry Kuttner , Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore
     Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF, the (1994) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Edgar Allan Poe , Ursula K. Le Guin , David Brin , Rudyard Kipling , Alfred Bester , Isaac Asimov , Philip K. Dick , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Robert A. Heinlein , Anne McCaffrey , Jules Verne , H. G. Wells , William Gibson , Frederik Pohl , Cordwainer Smith , Greg Bear , Bruce Sterling , Gregory Benford , Poul Anderson , James Blish , Larry Niven , Vernor Vinge , James Tiptree, Jr. , Rudy Rucker , Michael F. Flynn , Clifford D. Simak , James P. Hogan , Henry Kuttner , Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore , Cyril M. Kornbluth , Bob Shaw , Theodore Sturgeon , J. G. Ballard , Gene Wolfe , Gordon R. Dickson , Robert L. Forward , Ed Bryant , Dean Ing , Ian Watson , John M. Ford , Kate Wilhelm , Hal Clement , Randall Garrett , Raymond F. Jones , Philip Latham , Miles J. Breuer , Tom Godwin , John Sladek , Raymond Z. Gallun , Hilbert Schenck , Richard Grant , Theodore L. Thomas , Donald M. Kingsbury , George Turner , Katherine MacLean , Don A. Stuart

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  • Originally published under the Lewis Padgett pseudonym

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