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John Wyndham’s “Operation Peep”

suspense_2Stories from Suspense Magazine #2 Summer 1951

Perhaps most famous for penning The Day of the Triffids, John Wyndham contributes a “science satire” as the opener for Suspense Magazine #2, called “Operation Peep.” People from an alternate universe are popping into ours at inopportune moments. The story never takes itself too seriously and indulges a few gems like this bit of scathing commentary on the world’s stupidity: “We’ve got two ways of using inventions,” she said. “One is to kill more people more easily; the other is to help short-sighted goons make easy money out of suckers.”

But don’t worry, the hero saves the world from peeping eyes and gets the cynical beauty to boot.