February 23rd, 2008, 03:13 PM
Wednesday Only World...
...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.
February 23rd, 2008, 03:17 PM
Oooh, sounds like a good story! Certainly original.
February 24th, 2008, 01:34 PM
Sounds like Philip Jose Farmer's Dayworld
February 24th, 2008, 02:52 PM
Got to agree with Libo.
There are three in the series: here's the first:
Mark / Hobbit
February 24th, 2008, 03:21 PM
Excellent catch! Kudos Libo
Originally Posted by Libo
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/clas...r/farmer1.html
February 24th, 2008, 09:18 PM
Old Fogey Fan
Farmer did a lot of that kind of thing; try finding the World of Tiers series after you finish Dayworld.