As promised we tunnel under the world to produce another science fiction week here at Ron’s Amazing Stories. On today’s program it is all about Frederik Pohl. We have two short stories by him titled, Tunnel Under the World and Pythias. We also have a reading of his very first published work, that he wrote in 1937. It is a poem called, Elegy to a Dead Planet: Luna. So, please click the link and be dazzled!
Our OTR Story – Tunnel Under the World
On the morning of June 15th, Guy Burckhardt woke up screaming!
That is how our OTR story begins today. It is classic tale which first was published under the title, The Tunnel Under the World, in Galaxy Science Fiction magazine, January of 1955. Its author was none other than Frederik Pohl. One of history’s greatest science fiction authors. The story itself is a Groundhog Day meets The Truman Show meets The Matrix. One thing is for sure is that all of it leads to one mind-bending plot. The tale comes from the series X-Minus One and is called the Tunnel Under the World. It was taken from the Hugo winning short-story by Frederik Pohl. It first aired on April 14, 1956.