[LMB] identify short story?
ed at edburkhead.com
Thu Nov 11 17:17:28 GMT 2010
On 2010-11-11 11:09 AM, Lois McMaster Bujold wrote:
> Back when (late 60's, early 70's), I read an SF short story about
> a frustrated young man who didn't qualify for the quick 'n easy
> brain-download learning that all his friends had, presumably due to
> some internal cognitive glitch; he had to laboriously learn everything
> the old hard way. The twist at the end was that rather than being, as
> he thought, defective, he was an especially bright young'n, who was
> being groomed to be sent out as a research scientist/galactic
> explorer, into the unknown where there were not only no answers in the
> back of the book, there was no book...
> Title and author, anyone?
Isaac Asimov in the collection "Nine Tomorrows" the story is titled
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