Goldfish Bowl

Publication date:1942.03
Genre:Science fiction short story
Preceded by:My Object All Sublime
Followed by:Pied Piper
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“Goldfish Bowl” is a science fiction short story by American author Robert A. Heinlein, first published in “Astounding Science‐Fiction” March 1942.


In the story, two scientists and a navy ship investigate two massive pillars of water in the Pacific to discover if they are a natural phenomenon or, as one of the scientists conjectures, created by intelligent beings.