"The Sound of Wild Laughter"
Short Fiction 1972 17,500 words
  • This tale features Dr. Carl Hazzard, who would later appear in the novel The Secret Galactics (1974) [aka Earth Factor X]. Even in this first story in the series the poor fellow is already a disembodied brain, zooming around on a motorized golf cart and wondering why his wife is having an affair.

Part of the
Dr. Carl Hazzard Series
1 —     "The Sound of Wild Laughter" 1972
2 —     The Secret Galactics 1974
Included In
The Book of van Vogt 1972
Lost: Fifty Suns 1979