SerlingFest 2024

September 13–15, 2024
A Serling Centennial
His statue dedicated in Recreation Park

BUY TICKETS

Rod Serling’s previously unpublished short story “First Squad, First Platoon” appears in the latest issue of mystery magazine The Strand.

Found by Board member Amy Boyle Johnston, the 11,000 word story is “faction,” fiction closely based on Serling’s real-life experiences fighting the Japanese in the WWII Pacific Theater. Serling dedicated it to his future children, writing that the horrors of war “should be taught in classrooms along with the more heroic aspects of uniforms and flags, honor and patriotism.”

Read about this first publication of the story at these links: ABC NEWS, The Guardian, KDRO, KYW, NPR, Stars and Stripes, Syfy.com, WDRBWNIN, WPLG. 

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Mike Pipher

7/25/1952—3/23/2024

RSMF member/president 1986—1995

PHOTOS AND TRIBUTES

Statue Progress Report

GROUNDWORK IN PROGRESS!

Narrate Your Own
Twilight Zone
Competition

 

Stephen Dexter
performs the winners
as Rod Serling

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