“Ether Breather,” Theodore Sturgeon, 1939 – Beings living in EM waves are able to manipulate what the audience “sees,” causing two different perceptions of the same performance. The discrepancy creates havoc for the scriptwriter and a company that advertises through tv-movies.
Comments: Sturgeon’s first science fiction piece. Read in Great Science Fiction Stories of 1939.
Author: Wikipedia: “Theodore Sturgeon (born Edward Hamilton Waldo; February 26, 1918 – May 8, 1985) was an American science fiction and horror author…In 1951, Sturgeon coined what is now known as Sturgeon’s Law: ‘Ninety percent of [science fiction] is crud, but then, ninety percent of everything is crud.’…Sturgeon was a distant relative of Ralph Waldo Emerson.”