Arthur C. Clarke: Short Story In 31 Words

02/11/2011 03:53 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • John Farrier

In 1984, science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke submitted "siseneG" to Analog magazine. Clarke's cover letter was as terse, stating "This is the only short story I've written in ten years or so. I think you'll agree that they don't come much shorter."