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In the Great Change of 1971 a virus infects humanity that causes everyone to grow fur all over their bodies. Initial reaction to the plague, dubbed "
" by the news media, is one of panic and horror. Various examples of the troubles resulting are told; the cast of the latest Tarzan movie, for instance, is reduced to frequent all-over shaving to be able to continue filming. There is a run on depilatory products. An immense financial reward is offered to whoever can identify the condition's cause and develop a cure. Against the playing out of plague-fueled societal crisis and change, protagonist Pat Weiss relates how he and his employer, virology professor Oliveira, strive and ultimately succeed in doing just this. Alas for their dreams of riches; by the time their work is complete, mankind has become accustomed to the new state of things and moved on; those who end up profiting are not the scientists but purveyors of currycombs and such.
" is a classic science fiction story by L. Sprague de Camp. It was first published in the magazine "Astounding Stories" for April, 1938, and first appeared in book form in the de Camp collection "The Wheels of If and Other Science Fiction" (Shasta, 1949; It later appeared in the anthologies "Omnibus of Science Fiction" (Crown, 1952), "Science Fiction of the Thirties" (Bobbs-Merrill, 1975), "The Edward De Bono Science Fiction Collection", (Elmfield Press, 1976) and "" (Mentor, 1979), as well as the magazine "Fantastic Story Magazine" (September, 1953) and the de Camp collection "The Best of L. Sprague de Camp" (Doubleday, 1978). In 2014 the story was shortlisted for the Retro Hugo Award for Best Short Story.
The April 1938 issue included the first story by del Rey, "The Faithful", and de Camp's second sale, "
". Jack Williamson's "Legion of Time", described by author and editor Lin Carter as "possibly the greatest single adventure story in science fiction history", began serialization in the following issue. De Camp contributed a nonfiction article, "Language for Time Travelers", in the July issue, which also contained Hubbard's first science-fiction sale, "The Dangerous Dimension". Hubbard had been selling genre fiction to the pulps for several years by that time. The same issue contained Clifford Simak's "Rule 18"; Simak had more-or-less abandoned science fiction within a year after breaking into the field in 1931, but he was drawn back by Campbell's editorial approach. The next issue featured one of Campbell's best-known stories, "Who Goes There?", and included Kuttner's "The Disinherited"; Kuttner had been selling successfully to the other pulps for a few years, but this was his first story in "Astounding". In October, de Camp began a popular series about an intelligent bear named Johnny Black with "The Command."
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