“Call Me Joe,” Poul Anderson, 1957

“Call Me Joe,” Poul Anderson, 1957 – A psychologist watches in alarm as a disabled scientist is asked to explore the surface of Jupiter via the mind of a genetically-engineered animal.

Comments: Read in A Century of Science Fiction, ed. Damon Knight.  Knight notes that the “story derives from two totally different stories about Jupiter–‘Bridge,’ by James Blish…and ‘Desertion,’ by Clifford Simak…” Compare with the recent film, Avatar.

Author: Wikipedia: “Poul William Anderson (November 25, 1926 – July 31, 2001) was an American science fiction author who began his career during one of the Golden Ages of the genre and continued to write and remain popular into the 21st century.”

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