What I can remember about story. A man invents a material that can be made in space; It blocks 100% of the suns energy (details as to why can not remember). He decides to create a massive blanket that will in effect create a permanent solar eclipse.

At this point I am unsure if I am adding to it or if it was part of the story:
I think a hero then goes out to the blanket, gets rid of it and does away with the villain.

I can not remember who wrote it, but believe it was part of a scifi anthology as I remember reading other short stories at the same time period in my life (some 30-40 years ago).

What is the title of this work and who wrote it?

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    Are you sure it wasn't Mr. Burns?
    – bitmask
    Apr 10, 2013 at 1:44
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    I don't know the name, but I remember that the mad scientist also built a super underground bunker for a select group for 'breeding' after the freeze. Apr 10, 2013 at 6:31
  • @GunnerMiller: Dr. Strangelove! Apr 10, 2013 at 10:09
  • @Paul not Dr.Strangelove he used a bomb as for Gunner. that does tweak a memory in me in relation to that story.
    – user13711
    Apr 13, 2013 at 3:46

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Plotwise this sounds very like Sunstrike by George Carpozi which is a novel but not a short story. That said it's not very lengthy. You can check it on amazon here

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