“The Hidden Universe”

Title“The Hidden Universe”
Year for Search1939
Authors[Hoar], [Roger Sherman](1887-1963)
Tertiary AuthorsFarley, Ralph Milne [pseud.]
Secondary TitleAmazing Stories
Volume / Edition13.11 - 12
Pagination24-56, 80-106
Date PublishedNovember - December 1939
ISSN Number0002-6891
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Authoritarian dystopia present as a utopia. The story is set during the depressing when everyone is desperate for work. Some are sent to a colony in space named “Utopia.” The colonists, who did not know where they were being sent are told that each adult will be able to choose a plot of city or country land, build a house “on easy terms,” the land cannot be taken away, wages cannot be garnished, no taxes, no relief because everyone has a job, free medical care, paid fully during illness or disability, free education to limit of abilities, church in each town. There are twelve hours of daylight and twelve hours of night; it rains only at night; and there are no seasons. Their contract was for five years, but they learn it is forever.

Pseudonym

Ralph Milne Farley [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

(1887-1963)

Full Text

1939 [Hoar, Roger Sherman] (1887-1963). “The Hidden Universe.” By Ralph Milne Farley [pseud.]. Illus. H. R. Hammond. Amazing Stories 13.11 - 12 (November - December 1939): 24-56, 80-106. PSt

Authoritarian dystopia present as a utopia. The story is set during the depressing when everyone is desperate for work. Some are sent to a colony in space named “Utopia.” The colonists, who did not know where they were being sent are told that each adult will be able to choose a plot of city or country land, build a house “on easy terms,” the land cannot be taken away, wages cannot be garnished, no taxes, no relief because everyone has a job, free medical care, paid fully during illness or disability, free education to limit of abilities, church in each town. There are twelve hours of daylight and twelve hours of night; it rains only at night; and there are no seasons. Their contract was for five years, but they learn it is forever.