“The Screwfly Solution”

Title“The Screwfly Solution”
Year for Search1977
Authors[Sheldon], [Alice Bradley](1915-87)
Tertiary AuthorsRaccoona Sheldon [pseud.]
Secondary TitleAnalog Science Fiction Science Fact
Volume / Edition96.6
Pagination54-59, 61-70, 72-73
Date PublishedJune 1977
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

While the story ends as an alien invasion story, for most of the story the reader is led to understand that is about a growing religious movement that kills all women.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories. Ed. Tom Shippey (Oxford, Eng.: Oxford University Press, 1992), 435-53; and in Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology. Ed. Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer (Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2015), 83-101; and in The Way to the End Times: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse. Ed. Robert Silverberg (New York: Three Rooms Press, 2016), 287-310, with an “Editor’s Introduction” on 184-86.

Pseudonym

Raccoona Sheldon [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

Female author (1915-87).

Full Text

1977 [Sheldon, Alice Bradley] (1915-87). “The Screwfly Solution.” Raccoona Sheldon [pseud.] Analog Science Fiction Science Fact 96.6 (June 1977): 54-59, 61-70, 72-73.  Rpt. in The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories. Ed. Tom Shippey (Oxford, Eng.: Oxford University Press, 1992), 435-53; in  Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology. Ed. Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer (Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2015), 83-101; and in The Way to the End Times: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse. Ed. Robert Silverberg (New York: Three Rooms Press, 2016), 287-310, with an “Editor’s Introduction” on 184-86. PSt

While the story ends as an alien invasion story, for most of the story the reader is led to understand that is about a growing religious movement that kills all women.