top of page

Title:  Searchlight - Short Story

Written:  September  1962   Pages: 67



File contains lengthy correspondence between RAH and a publisher wanting a 1200 word short story. Highlight is a letter by RAH explaining how the offered high pay rate doesn’t necessarily compensate for the work involved in writing such a short story. End result is published version of “Searchlight” followed by three manuscript drafts, two with extensive hand-edits.



Scientific American in August 1962 and in Fortune in September 1962, as one in a series of ads for Hoffman Electronics featuring science fiction short-shorts by prominent sf writers, Collected into The Past Through Tomorrow (1962) and Expanded Universe (1980)]


Notes:  Working title: The Power and the Glory

OPUS 142ve - Searchlight

    bottom of page