In 1976, a British literary magazine with a line in speculative fiction published a short story by the filmmaker and theorist Peter Wollen. Friendship's Death 1 is offered as a memorial of the eponymous character and as something more — evidence of his very existence. In a disavowal familiar to the genre of the fantastic, 2 the narrator solicits our credulity by admitting that he can offer no proof — nothing but his own assertion and a document in 'Friendship's hand . . . the only trace left of an astonishing being' (p. 140).