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It's a Good Life

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It's a Good Life

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Author: Jerome Bixby
Publisher: Original English publication, 1953

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Book Type: Short Story
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Mutants
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It's a Good Life

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What is more idyllic than a small Midwestern agricultural town? Peaksville would sound like a scene right out of a Norman Rockwell painting, except little Anthony is a monster! What happens when a child is omnipotent, and with his mind he can execute his every desire and petulant whim? Tonight, there's a birthday party for Dan Hollis at Anthony's house. It's a party all the townspeople will remember... always!

Voted as one of the greatest stories by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the story was also adapted into a classic Twilight Zone episode.

This short story originally appeared in Star Science Fiction Stories No. 2. It has been collected and anthologized many times.

It was the basis for episode 73 (1961) of The Twilight Zone.


It's a Good Life

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