Friday, April 06, 2007

What's The Saddest SF Story You've Read?

These are the ones that came to mind right off:

"The Cold Equations" (Godwin) made me cry the first time I read it.

"Light of Other Days" (Bob Shaw) got me teary and very sad.

"Samaritan" (Connie Willis) had be bawling and sniffling.

"The Dead Lady of Clown Town" (Cordwainer Smith) too. Tears!

Maybe I just cry easy?

If you want to add you voice to the discussion, visit Asimov's forum. Also, leave me a comment here with your sad SF story picks. And blog!

And two of the above are good stories for a Good Friday, Willis' and Smith's, given the Christian themes in both, and specifically the theme of self-sacrifice in "Dead Lady."

Hat tip to Cynical-C

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