“KNOCK” BY FREDRIK BROWN #WeirdDarkness

KNOCK” BY FREDRIK BROWN #WeirdDarkness

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IN THIS EPISODE: “Knock” by Fredrik Brown starts with a short-short story based on the following text of Thomas Bailey Aldrich: ***Imagine all human beings swept off the face of the earth, excepting one man. Imagine this man in some vast city, New York or London. Imagine him on the third or fourth day of his solitude sitting in a house and hearing a ring at the door-bell!”*** Fredric Brown condensed this text to read “a sweet little horror story that is only two sentences long”. Brown’s short story then goes on to elaborate on those two sentences and builds a more complete plot around them. “Knock” was originally published in the December 1948 issue of Thrilling Wonder Stories. There have been three different radio adaptations (Dimension XX Minus One and the Sci Fi Channel‘s Seeing Ear Theatre). And now it gets another adaptation – in this episode. The story was also reprinted in The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1949.
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“Knock” by Fredrik Brown: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/4cc9433d
Background info about “Knock” from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knock_(short_story)
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