“Nobody Bothers Gus,” Algis Budrys, 1955

“Nobody Bothers Gus,” Algis Budrys, 1955 – An alienated “superman” with an innate ability to dampen curiosity (and be forgotten) is essentially invisible and therefore unable to participate in society.  With no “culture of his own,” he retires to anonymity in the country.

Comments: Read in The Road to SF: 4 and Best of the Best, ed. Merril.

Author: Wikipedia: “Algis Budrys (January 9, 1931 – June 9, 2008) was a Lithuanian-American science fiction author, editor, and critic. He was also known under the pen names ‘Frank Mason,’ ‘Alger Rome,’ ‘John A. Sentry,’ ‘William Scarff,’ and ‘Paul Janvier.'”

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