Dirty Fingernails...and The End of The World

Discussion in 'Science Fiction' started by wordtothewise, May 22, 2010.

  1. wordtothewise

    wordtothewise New Member

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    I am looking for a sci-fi short story from an anthology of short stories, paperback. It was published in the 60's about a guy, the lead character having dirty fingernails; and because of this, somehow, it ended up causing the end of the world.

    I threw out the tattered book decades ago; and now I am writing a story and I can't remember anything else about it.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. SallyC

    SallyC Registered User

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    Vague possibility - The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag by Heinlein?
    I don't have this in my collection, so I can't double check.
     
  3. wordtothewise

    wordtothewise New Member

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    Just checked Heinlein

    Thanks, but after checking that out...it wasn't it. I do remember having this particular anthology though. It brought back some pleasant memories of my misspent youth, filling my head with science fiction fantasy's all over again.