Review: The Runaway Skyscraper

The Runaway Skyscraper
The Runaway Skyscraper by Murray Leinster
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

For a tale that helped jump start the genre of science fiction in 1919, this is a surprisingly fun story. Sure, the rationale for the skyscraper going “runaway” is a bit hokey, but they didn’t have quantum mechanics back then, just H.G. Wells. It has that sensibility of the era it was written, so be forewarned, but give it a read.

Every sci-fi fan should experience the beginnings, so they can hopefully more appreciate the good stuff they have now.

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