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Fondly Fahrenheit

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Starburst Fondly FahrenheitStory collection first edition, 1958
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First publication
1954 in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

First book publication
1958 in Starburst story collection

Literature form

Science fiction

Writing language

Author's country
United States

Approx. 7,000 words

Notable lines

He doesn't know which of us I am these days, but they do know one truth. You must own nothing but yourself. You must make your own life, live your own life and die your own death...or else you will die another's.

The rice fields on Paragon III stretch for hundreds of miles like checkerboard tundras, a blue and brown mosaic under a burning sky of orange. In the evening, clouds whip like smoke, and the paddies rustle and murmur.

— First lines

"Why did you do it? Why did you kill her?" I asked.

"I don't know," I answered.


Cool and discreet, honey, in the dancing frost while the thermometer registers 10—fondly Fahrenheit.

— Last lines


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