Help my partner find this SF story!
October 21, 2013 12:14 PM   Subscribe

So I told my partner you guys were amazing at locating obscure SF stories. Can you help him find this one? About 1970-72 I read an SF anthology with a story I've lately been trying to find on the Google with no luck. Said story involved a protagonist asked by friends to accompany them on a night out playing a game/sport he'd never heard of called, if I remember right, "torming." He said yes though he was too embarrassed to admit he'd never heard of it. It turned out to involve (avoiding potential spoilers here) tech well beyond the 1970s. Ring any bells? Googling "torming" is less than helpful. I may have misremembered the sport's name. Thanks!
posted by Space Kitty to Grab Bag (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: If this is correct, it seems to be "An Uneven Evening" by Steven Herbst, published in Best SF: 1971, ed. Harry Harrison and Brian Wilson Aldiss.
posted by jeudi at 12:24 PM on October 21, 2013 [1 favorite]

("An Uneven Evening" appears to have been originally published in Clarion June 1971, later anthologized in Future Pastimes, ed. Scott Edelstein.)
posted by jeudi at 12:28 PM on October 21, 2013 [1 favorite]

Another vote for "An Uneven Evening."
posted by adamwolf at 12:33 PM on October 21, 2013 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Got it in one! Thanks!
posted by Space Kitty at 1:14 PM on October 21, 2013

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