Flowers for Algernon


Flowers for Algernon is a short story by American author Daniel Keyes, later expanded by him into a novel and subsequently adapted for film and other media. The short story, written in 1958 and first published in the April 1959 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 1960. The novel was published in 1966 and was joint winner of that year's Nebula Award for Best Novel. Algernon is a laboratory mouse who has undergone surgery to increase his intelligence. The story is told by a series of progress reports written by Charlie Gordon, the first human subject for the surgery, and it touches on ethical and moral themes such as the treatment of the mentally disabled.


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Human experimentation in fiction
Hugo Award for Best Short Story winning works
Nebula Award for Best Novel-winning works
Fictional diaries
Works originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
Epistolary novels
Science fiction short stories
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