I may be late to the party, but a Best SF Huzzah! for the late Robinson.
A story that doesn’t go much beyond the principal conceit : a man has the uncanny knack of knowing just where and when someone is going to have a brainwave or invent something – and therefore be on hand to licence and exploit it.
The story has many excellent turns of phrase, and leads the reader through the story introducing background concepts and technology, with the odd clever ‘reveal’.
A minimal SFnal element to a story that peers into the dark recesses of one human mind.
A strong start to Dikty’s anthology, with a story that stands the test of time well.
A story that would sit nicely in today’s F&SF with only a few changes – blackly comic and satirical, it features two men setting out into zombie-infested territory.
Mr. Kemper has been on Earth for millenia and finds little to differentiate the creatures in cages at the zoo from those staring in at them.
A fairly weak story for a Hugo Winner.