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Kurt Vonnegut's "The Drone King"

Kurt Vonnegut wrote several stories that were never published until now. Five of these stories from the 1950s, very early in his career, were only discovered recently, and will be published in book form to be released next month. One of the stories ohs called "The Drone King." Here's a little video preview.

(YouTube link)

“The greatest advance in communications since the invention of wireless telegraphy!” he said.

“Yup. Yessir,” I said. I sighed and squared my shoulders. “If you’d discovered this before somebody else had discovered wireless telegraphy,” I said, “maybe you’d have something. But, good gosh, what person in this day and age is going to want to write eensy-teensy messages on tissue paper and send them by bee?”

You can read the entire short story "The Drone King" at The Atlantic. Or listen to it. -via Metafilter


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