Critical Mass (Arthur C. Clarke short story)
|Author||Arthur C. Clarke|
|Series||Tales from the White Hart|
|Publication date||March 1949|
|Preceded by||"Armaments Race"|
|Followed by||"The Ultimate Melody"|
"Critical Mass" is a science fiction short story by British writer Arthur C. Clarke, first published in 1949. This comic story describes the relationship between a village and a nuclear research facility located near it. On the day that the story takes place, a truck carrying a mysterious cargo has an accident, and the driver flees. The terrified villagers are about to begin an evacuation, when the narrator discovers that the cargo were merely hives of bees.
- "Bibliography: Critical Mass". Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
- Clarke, Arthur C. (1957). Tales from the White Hart. London: Ballantine Books. p. Forward.
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