"Father of the Groom"  
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Author Harry Turtledove
First Appearance The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination
Publisher Tor
Editor John Joseph Adams
Collected We Install and Other Stories
Genre(s) Science Fiction/Comedy/Satire
Publication date February 2013

"Father of the Groom" is a short story by Harry Turtledove, first published in the anthology The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination (Tor, 2013) edited by John Joseph Adams.[1] It was reprinted in We Install and Other Stories (Open Road Media, 2015).

Professor Tesla Kidder's son Archie was engaged to be married. While Kate was normally a pleasant enough young woman, the pressures of preparing for the wedding got to her. One of her bridesmaids referred to her as a "Bridezilla" within Professor Kidder's hearing and got him to thinking. This wouldn't have mattered except Kidder was a mad scientist which led to an "unfortunate incident".

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