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The Runaway Skyscraper. I. The whole thing started when the clock on the Metropolitan Towerbegan to run backward. It was not a graceful proceeding. The handshad been moving onward in their customary deliberate fashion,slowly and thoughtfully, but suddenly the people in the officesnear the clock's face heard an ominous creaking and groaning. There was a slight, hardly discernible shiver through the tower,and then something gave with a crash. The big hands on the clockbegan to move backward.
The Runaway Skyscraper" is a science fiction short story by American writer Murray Leinster, first appeared in the February 22, 1919 issue of Argosy magazine. Although Leinster had been appearing regularly in The Smart Set and pulp magazines such as Argosy and Short Stories for three years, "The Runaway Skyscraper" was his first published science fiction story (or more accurately, scientific romance, since Hugo Gernsback had yet to coin the phrase "science fiction").
Title: The Runaway Skyscraper. Author: Murray Leinster. Genre(s): Science Fiction.
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LibriVox recording of The Runaway Skyscraper, by Murray Leinster. Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012). Arthur Chamberlain has problems. His one-man engineering firm is faltering and his pretty secretary Estelle barely notices him. But these problems. But these problems are put aside when his Manhattan office building falls into the fourth dimension. Madison Square is filled with wigwams and it’s up to Arthur to engineer a way to make his building to fall back to the future. The Runaway Skyscraper first appeared in the February 22, 1919 issue of Argosy magazine. Summary by Gregg Margarite).
Arthur Chamberlain has problems.
Murray Leinster (1896-1975) was the pseudonym of William Fitzgerald Jenkins, an award-winning American writer of science fiction and alternate history. He wrote and published over 1,500 short stories. and articles, 14 movies and hundreds of radio scripts and television plays. Leinster began his career as a free-lance writer before World War I; he was two months short of his 20th birthday when his first story, The Foreigner, appeared in the May 1916 issue of H. L. Mencken's literary magazine The Smart Set. Over the next three years, Leinster published ten more stories.
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