The General Zapped an Angel; new stories of fantasy and science fictionEditor: "Mr. Fast, I wonder if you would describe briefly your collection of nine new stories?"
Author: "The book is really not about a general who zapped an angel. Rather it is about the general childishness of man, the only form of life that refuses to grow up."
Editor: "But there is a wise man in the book."
Yes, a Mohawk Indian. But when one reflects on the fate of the American Indian, one can only be very dubious about wisdom."
Editor: "Mr. Fast, should the reader take these stories seriously?"
Author: "The General Zapped an Angel" was written for fun, and offers me a chance to smile at the absurdity of human existence. Therefore, these stories of fantasy and science fiction are among the most serious writing I have done."
from the dust jacket of the 1970 Wm. Morrow first edition
|The General Zapped an Angel||9|
|The Vision of Milty Boil||39|
|Tomorrow's Wall Street Journal||83|
|The Movie House||115|