Irish Fiction Fridays: Bob Shaw: Light of Other Days

Welcome to Irish Fiction Friday! This week we feature a short story by well-known Irish fan Bob Shaw, who was very involved in early Irish fandom. We’ve already featured The Enchanted Duplicator that he co-wrote with Walter Willis. “Light of Other Days” features illustrations by Paul Campbell and was nominated for a Hugo in 1967.

Bob Shaw was born and raised in Belfast and credits an A. E. van Vogt story with creating his love of science fiction. He trained as a structural engineer and worked as an aircraft designer and journalist before turning to writing full time.