#32: The Long Tomorrow (Leigh Brackett)

A couple of generations after fire fell from the skies, a young New Mennonite begins to wonder if there’s more to the world than he’s been told. He hears of a place where men are free to think, to learn, and his heart begins to yearn for that freedom…

Now, post-apocalyptic stuff is usually not my thing. This novel is beautifully written, and the prose sets everything up beautifully. In the end, the SF elements are just that, elements; this ends up the story of how one person grows and changes his thinking in different ways.

Definitely the best of the 50s SF anthology so far.

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