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Great Science-Fiction & Fantasy Works • View topic - Name that story

Name that story

just keep it clean and non-commercial

Name that story

Postby Bartleby on Sunday, 06 July 2014, 12:22 pm

It popped into my mind while reading a critique of current politics:
A story about a mandarin who preserves the perfect status quo by
executing an innovator, a man who has build a bamboo hang-glider.
and I cannot for the life of me recall title or author:
Ballard, Clarke, Cordwainer Smith ? Please help.
Thanks in advance - Bartleby
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Re: Name that story

Postby DavidTate on Monday, 07 July 2014, 12:03 am

A story about a mandarin who preserves the perfect status quo by
executing an innovator, a man who has build a bamboo hang-glider

Ray Bradbury.

Let me check my shelf...

"The Flying Machine", from The Golden Apples of the Sun
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