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The Indefatigable Frog (1953)
Philip K. Dick
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A parody of science utilizing the old "Zeno's Paradox". Originally appeared in Fantastic Story Magazine (July 1953) and republished recently in The Ascent of Wonder.

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GenreHumorous, Science Fiction,
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