In this weeks episode I will be discussing Mimic by Donald A. Wollheim. Mimic is a short story that first appeared in the December 1942 issue of Astonishing Stories. Mimic served as the inspiration for the 1997 film of the same name directed by Guillermo Del Toro and starring Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam and Josh Brolin. The short story is only a little over 2 pages in length, so the film expands upon the concepts introduced in Wollheim’s short story.
Read Mimic at UNZ.org: http://www.unz.org/Pub/FantasticNovelsSF-1950sep-00118
Donald A. Wollheim @Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_A._Wollheim
Donald A. Wollheim @ISFDB: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?826
Donald A. Wollheim @Science Fiction Hall of Fame: http://web.archive.org/web/20120722083854/http://www.empmuseum.org/exhibitions/index.asp?articleID=966