I am looking for a synopsis or summary of two Spider Robinson short stories, "It's a Sunny Day", and "Father Paradox". This is kinda a reverse story-identification... I have name and author, I'm looking for what the story is.
Many years ago I ran across a copy of Melancholy Elephants, a collection of short stories by Spider Robinson. More recently, I rediscovered my copy of the short story collection By Any Other Name — a nearly identical collection. I had confused the two collections for a long time, since title for title, there are only two or three tales appearing in the older book that are not in By Any Other Name. A few more the other way around, but I don't mind that since it's the one I have. And there was a story I had thought was in the collection, that I thought I must have mis-remembered when I couldn't find it in By Any Other Name — so now I'm wondering if it was one of the two that didn't overlap.
I was hoping to find a synopsis or summary of these stories, to refresh my memory. There are a few places that list the work, but nothing more than title, no way of knowing what the story's about. This link I found has summaries of some of the stories, but omitted two works (made me wonder if they were working off the newer collection as well). I did manage to find "Not Fade Away" elsewhere, but I was hoping someone could find the other two since I haven't managed.