Saturday, December 18, 2010

Science Fiction/Double Feature Presents: Exhibit One (Ziff-Davis;1951)

Science Fiction/Double Feature continues today with the next issue of Ziff-Davis series, Amazing Adventures #2 (May 1951) with a classic abduction story by golden age artist Alex Schomburg.

"Exhibit One" tells the story of Paul Reynolds and Lola Barnes, two unrelated humans who are taken captive by an alien curator collecting samples for his museum. The unfortunate pair of specimens are treated to a process that extends their natural lives for 10,000 years, since the curator himself is of a race that lives for well over a hundred thousand years. As the couple plan their escape back home you'll see how this burst of nigh-immortality doesn't actually benefit them.

The second half of today's double feature is a cautionary text filler appropriately titled, "The Warning."


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