Type Story
Date 1951-04
Tags time travel, science fiction, polyamory

Nice Girl with 5 Husbands

A man stumbles into a wind that blows through time and ends up a hundred years in the future. He finds that monogamy has gone out of fashion and everyone's a genius. Then he stumbles back into the past.

There's not really any story to this one. Leiber presents a possible future social arrangement, but without any real detail or discernable purpose.

Ted Sturgeon addressed polyamory a few months earlier in Rule of Three in the same magazine. Maybe it was a popular topic at the time?

Name Role
Fritz Leiber Author


Relation Sources
Contained in
  • Galaxy Science Fiction, April 1951 (1951-04)