The Well Told Tale

What Shall It Profit?

May 25, 2022 The Well Told Tale Season 1 Episode 122
The Well Told Tale
What Shall It Profit?
Show Notes

This week, our Tale is a short story from another of the greats of the golden age of science fiction, 'What Shall It Profit?' by Poul Anderson. He was a multi award winning writer, with multiple Hugos and Nebulas to his name. The title of this story is the first part of a quote from the King James Bible, taken from the Mark's gospel. The whole quote, intriguing in the context of this story, reads "What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his soul?"

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