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September 20, 2017

Walter M. Miller - Dark Benediction

"Dark Benediction" is a science fiction novella by American Walter M. Miller, first published in 1951.

The story is set about two years after the collapse of civilization due to a mysterious disease called neuroderm. The "disease" is actually caused by a symbiotic micro-organism sent to Earth from another inhabited planet, and is actually beneficial, though seen as disfiguring because of the graying of skin which eventually spreads over the entire body.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 20, 2017 08:28 AM