Science Fiction short story
by Julian Huxley
. * * * 1/2
Scientist-explorers in Africa
encounter an unknown tribe. They settle down to study it, using their various specialties (the narrator's is cultivating tissue culture
Watch as the practices of the explorers turn into religious
practices for the members of the tribe.
"The Tissue-Culture King" appears to be one of the first Science Fiction stories in which the science of Biology
played an important part in the plot.
First appeared in Amazing Stories
. I found it in James Gunn
's anthology The Road to Science Fiction