Wednesday Only World...

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  1. ih3

    ih3 New Member

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    ...or something like this.

    I'm trying to remember the name of a short SF story I read a while back. It involved overpopulation and people assigned to live a day a week, spending the reminder in stasis or something. The hero falls in love with a girl from another day and...

    Well I don't want to spoil the ending if anyone wants to read it, but if this rings a bell please share the title and author's name.
     
  2. Monty Mike

    Monty Mike Journalist

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    Oooh, sounds like a good story! :D Certainly original.

    *is curious*
     
  3. Libo

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    Sounds like Philip Jose Farmer's Dayworld
     
  4. Hobbit

    Hobbit Administrator Staff Member

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    Got to agree with Libo.

    There are three in the series: here's the first:

    Dayworld

    Mark / Hobbit
     
  5. ih3

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    Excellent catch! Kudos Libo :D

    I managed to find the short story after a quick search. It is called "The Sliced-Crosswise Only-On-Tuesday World" and was indeed the first seed of what would evolve to be Farmer's Dayworld (which now I have to procure and devour). What's even better is that the original short story is online at: http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/classics/classics_archive/farmer/farmer1.html
     
  6. RimWorlder

    RimWorlder Old Fogey Fan

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    Farmer did a lot of that kind of thing; try finding the World of Tiers series after you finish Dayworld.