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Box, the (1949) [Short Story]
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Summary :

Meister, former concentration camp detainee from Germany, brilliant scientist and resonance engineer, wakes up one morning to a flat, lead gray sky. He is delighted, for he knows that one of the members of his team, the Screen Team, has had a breakthrough in anti-bomb technology.

But when he arrives downtown, he finds that there is general panic, for the screen was not put up by any of Meister's team members, but by some unknown third party. Unfortunately, air does not pass through the screen very quickly, and if they don't solve the mystery of who erected the screen -- and destroy that generator -- they will all suffocate. Worse yet, the screen is no doubt a test of its capabilities, and a precursor to an attack by a foreign superpower!

Original title: The Box
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience Fiction

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Omnibus of Science Fiction, the (1952) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , H. P. Lovecraft , Isaac Asimov , Ray Bradbury , Jack London , James Blish , L. Sprague de Camp , A.E. van Vogt , Jack Vance , Fletcher Pratt , Damon Knight , Murray Leinster , Richard Matheson , Eric Frank Russell , Theodore Sturgeon , John D. MacDonald , Lewis Padgett , Wyman Guin , Lester del Rey , Raymond F. Jones , Alan E. Nourse , Fredric Brown , A.J. Deutsch , Anthony Boucher , William Tenn , Paul Ernst , David H. Keller , Katherine MacLean , John Leimert , B.F. Ruby , Will H. Gray , David Grinnell , Mark Clifton , Ross Rocklynne , Ann Griffith , R.R. Winterbotham , Ralph Williams , Chester S. Geier , W. Hilton-Young , André Maurois , Ralph Robin , H.B. Fyfe , Robert Abernathy , Peter Phillips

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