"The Meeting" is a 1972 science fiction short story by Frederik Pohl, based on an unfinished draft by Cyril Kornbluth. It was first published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction; an audio version was read by Bradley Denton.
Harry and Margaret Vladek have a son with severe developmental disabilities. They are offered the chance to have his brain replaced with that of a cognitively normal child who was killed in an accident.
"The Meeting" won the 1973 Hugo Award for Best Short Story, tied with R. A. Lafferty's "Eurema's Dam". Lafferty subsequently claimed that it was "one of the worst stories ever written by anybody, anywhere", and stated that "out of common decency" he would not name it.
The Meeting may refer to:
La rencontre (The Meeting) nicknamed Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet, an 1854 painting by Gustave Courbet
The Meeting (Jackie McLean album), 1973 featuring Dexter Gordon
The Meeting (1984 film), a soviet animated short film
The Meeting (Patrice Rushen album), 1990
The Meeting (Art Ensemble of Chicago album), 2003
"The Meeting" (The Office), a 2009 episode of The Office
The Meeting (play), a 1987 American theatrical play
The Meeting (film), a 2012 film starring Rita Dominic
The Meeting (short story), a 1972 science fiction short story by Frederik Pohl
The Meeting (novel) , by Dr. HB Paksoy selected as https://www.oxfordna.org/alumni-authors-february-2018