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Protecting Project Pulp No. 16: Henry Kuttner

October 30, 2012 by Frederic Himebaugh

Main Fiction: “Raiders of the Spaceways” by Henry Kuttner, first published in Weird Tales, July, 1937.

Narrator: Simon Hildebrandt.

A warning throb came from the televisor. Kenworth sprang to the door, flung it open. Against the gray clouds, dim in the rain, a black oval grew larger—the collection ship, swiftly descending. And within it—Thona Trenton and the Raider!


  1. I wonder why Hollywood doesn’t feature that kind of alien life. The premise for all science fiction and fantastic literature must be “no matter if it’s wrong if it’s imaginative.” Apart from it, we can’t overlook the thought experiment upon which is based the scientific especulation in a story like this one. Wouldn’t be amazing the possibility of a freaky form of life of this kind? From the point of view of the especulation I can’t see any different between the diverse possibilities of life form put forward by any journal of Astrobiology and the explanation Kuttner gives us to convey the reality of the existence of his huge unicellular being… Except that we, just like the characters, were very close to be swallow by it. Thanks Dave for your kind words to my response.

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