Day Million

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First edition (publ. Ballantine Books)

Day Million (ISBN 0-330-23606-7) is a collection of science fiction short stories by Frederik Pohl, published in June 1970. It contains stories:

  • "Day Million" (1966)
  • "The Deadly Mission of P. Snodgrass" (1962)
  • "The Day the Martians Came" (1967)
  • "Schematic Man" (1968)
  • "Small Lords" (1956)
  • "Making Love" (1966)
  • "Way Up Yonder" (1959)
  • "Speed Trap" (1967)
  • "It's a Young World" (1941)
  • "Under Two Moons" (1965)

The title story, Day Million, details the romantic affair between two people, referred to as Don and Dora (shortened versions of the names of both) in the millionth day CE, which falls late in the year 2737, although the author alternately describes it as being about a thousand years in the future. The story is told through differences with our 'primitive' civilization and the civilization humans have established by this time.