By Henry Kuttner
People called them BALDIES!
...a race of mutants, hairless with egg-like skulls and lashless eyes...
...a race hated by normal human beings, who hunted them with animal ferocity and killed them with religious fervour...
...a race that was even split amongst itself with some that wanted to establish rule by mutants...
...a race that had an extraordinary talent, the powers of telepathy !
So the baldies disguised themselves with wigs and waited for the day when there would be enough of them to stop their persecution by normal men !
Henry Kuttner (1915 -1958)
Henry Kuttner was born in Los Angeles, in 1915. As a young man he worked for the literary agency of his uncle, Laurence D'Orsay, before selling his first story, 'The Graveyard Rats', to Weird Tales in early 1936. In 1940 Kuttner married fellow writer C. L. Moore, whom he met through the 'Lovecraft Circle'", a group of writers and fans who corresponded with H. P. Lovecraft. During the Second World War, they were regular contributors to John W. Campbell's Astounding Science-Fiction, and collaborated for most of the 40's and 50's, publishing primarily under the pseudonyms Lewis Padgett and Lawrence O'Donnell. In 1950 he began studying at the University of Southern California, graduating in 1954. He was working towards his masters degree but died of a heart attack in 1958, before it was completed.
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