The Last Mimzy: Stories Originally Published as The Best of Henry Kuttner

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THE LAST MIMZY IS THE IDEAL INTRODUCTION TO AN AUTHOR WHO WAS AHEAD OF HIS TIME–AND WHOSE TIME HAS FINALLY COME.

These seventeen classic stories create their own unique galaxy of vain, protective, and murderous robots; devilish angels; and warm and angry aliens. In “Mimsy Were the Borogoves”–the inspiration for New Line Cinema’s major motion picture The Last Mimzy–a boy finds a discarded box containing a treasure trove of curious objects. When he and his sister begin to play ...

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Overview

THE LAST MIMZY IS THE IDEAL INTRODUCTION TO AN AUTHOR WHO WAS AHEAD OF HIS TIME–AND WHOSE TIME HAS FINALLY COME.

These seventeen classic stories create their own unique galaxy of vain, protective, and murderous robots; devilish angels; and warm and angry aliens. In “Mimsy Were the Borogoves”–the inspiration for New Line Cinema’s major motion picture The Last Mimzy–a boy finds a discarded box containing a treasure trove of curious objects. When he and his sister begin to play with these trinkets–including a crystal cube that magnifies the unimaginable and a strange doll with removable organs that don’t quite correspond to those of the human body–their parents grow concerned. And they should be. For the items are changing the way the children think and perceive the world around them–for better or worse.

Ray Bradbury called Henry Kuttner “a man who shaped science fiction and fantasy in its most important years.” Marion Zimmer Bradley and Roger Zelazny said he was a major inspiration. Kuttner was a writer’s writer whose visionary works anticipated our own computer-controlled, machine-made world. At the time of his death at forty-two in 1958, he had created as many as 170 stories under more than a dozen pseudonyms–sometimes writing entire issues of science fiction magazines–in close collaboration with his wife, C. L. Moore.

This definitive collection will be a revelation to those who wish to discover or rediscover Henry Kuttner, a true master of the universe.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780345497550
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/27/2007
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,288,334
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.77 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2007

    An Awesome Movie- Book...???

    This is a great movie! But right after the movie my stupid brother didn't want to go the the book store and get the book. But I love how they made it a fantasy story about the future. I love it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2007

    This is so awesome

    This is one of my favorite movie/book yet I recommended you to read it

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    Excellent anthology

    The Last Mimzy Henry Kuttner Del Rey, Mar 23 2007, $13.95 ISBN: 0345497554 The title to Ray Bradbury¿s Introduction to these seventeen stories succinctly sums up this collection: ¿A Neglected Master¿. This reviewer cannot recall reading any of Henry Kuttner¿s tales before this ¿reprint¿ as the author died almost fifty years ago, but had not had a following like Tolkien or Heinlein, etc. Apparently, Mr. Kuttner¿s tale ¿Mimsy Were the Borogoves¿ serves as the basis for a film ¿The Last Mimzy¿ (at least we understand the title). --- The anthology is top rate as it runs the gamut from science fiction to fantasy robots out of control to gnomes out of control to angels out of control to aliens out of control all sharing in common the proud belief they are right (sounds sort of familiar in DC the last few years). My personal favorite is Mr. Kuttner¿s take on social issues like the real ¿The Cold War¿, ¿The Housing Problem¿ remains relevant and ¿The Iron Standard¿ where a stubborn proud alien race is neither hostile nor friendly just rigid leading to serious issues. This is a delightful collection as the speculative audience will appreciate the wide range of Mr. Kuttner who used science fiction and fantasy to focus on societal problems that are still issues today. --- Harriet Klausner

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