The Last Thrilling Wonder Story

Publication(s)

  • First publication
    • Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 1982
  • Wolfe collection(s)

Wolfe's comments from the Introduction to Endangered Species

There was no comment about this story in the introduction.

Summary

Action hero Brick Bronson's religious faith clashes with his author, leading the author to bring in the Devil as an antagonist instead of aliens as originally planned.

Analysis

  • Sources of quotes
  • Meanings of names
  • References to other works
  • Theories about what happens under the surface, what the narrator isn't telling us, who the narrator is and when and why s/he is telling the story, what the whole thing "means," etc.
    If there are multiple or competing theories, each one should be given a name with a three-bang (!!!) header; if the page begins to get out-of-hand from the size of these, as could happen in a few cases, they should be shuffled off to their own page(s).
  • Etc.

Unresolved Questions

  • Was it A or was it B, or was it X or Z?
  • Was it he or was it she, or was it you or me?
  • Who dunnit?
  • Did the Star Child really start WWIII at the end of 2001?

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