“The Gnarly Man,” L. Sprague de Camp, 1939

“The Gnarly Man,” L. Sprague de Camp, 1939 – An anthropologist discovers an immortal Neanderthal working as a circus freak.  He plunges him into a world of (academic) exploitation and nearly gets him killed by a scientist who believes his dissection will serve both science and his career.

Comments: Read in Great Science Fiction Stories of 1939.

Author: Wikipedia: “Lyon Sprague de Camp (November 27, 1907 – November 6, 2000) was an American author of science fiction and fantasy books, non-fiction and biography. In a writing career spanning 60 years, he wrote over 100 books, including novels and notable works of non-fiction, including biographies of other important fantasy authors….De Camp was a materialist who wrote works examining society, history, technology and myth. He published numerous short stories, novels, non-fiction works and poems during his long career.”

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