“Casey Agonistes,” Richard McKenna, 1958

“Casey Agonistes,” Richard McKenna, 1958 – Veterans left to die in hospital beds take the only recourse available—hallucinating a gorilla.

Comments: Read in Best of the Best and Modern Classics of Science Fiction.  In the latter, editor Gardner Dozois said many of McKenna’s stories “question the nature of reality, and investigate our flawed and prejudiced perceptions of it with a depth and complexity rivaled elsewhere at that time only by the work of Philip K Dick.”

Author: Wikipedia: “Richard Milton McKenna (May 9, 1913 – November 1, 1964) was an American sailor and writer.”

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