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May 22nd, 2010, 12:17 PM
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.


May 22nd, 2010, 12:25 PM
Vague possibility - The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag by Heinlein?
I don't have this in my collection, so I can't double check.

May 22nd, 2010, 01:03 PM
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.