Metal Fatigue

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Metal Fatigue is a short story set in the Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow alternate universe, in 1936.

Sometimes the human spirit is called upon to endure pressures it would be too cruel to inflict on steel.

Warnings: The author chooses not to warn.

Advisory: This piece is set shortly after Joe’s rescue from a Japanese slave labour camp in Manchuria; that is, three years prior to the setting of the film, and some wounds are still very raw.

The original “offog” was the inspired creation of Eric Frank Russell in his 1955 Hugo-award winning short story “Allamagoosa”, which I encountered at an early age and from which I learned that SF could be funny. The offog in Metal Fatigue is a somewhat different beast from Russell’s original, but it couldn’t have existed without him.

The fonts used in this book are from the Source Serif Pro font family by Frank Grießhammer.

The images and fonts were used under license detailed on their respective website pages at the date of this book publication.

As usual, Russ from shoes for industry designed the book cover, produced the books and compiled the on-line work.

The opinions, prejudices, faults and spelling herein are all my own work, and I apologise in advance for them.

This short story is rated PG. You might also like to consider other books set in the Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow fandom.

- First Edition: 10th Aug 2010
- 2nd Edition: 12th Aug 2010
- 3rd Edition: 4th May 2021

This work is created as a transformative work on a not-for-profit basis. All rights in the underlying properties are those of their respective holders.

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