“Ahab’s Journey”

Title“Ahab’s Journey”
Year for Search1972
Authors[Shears], [Carl Lee](1937-79)
Tertiary AuthorsSaggittarus [pseud.]
Secondary TitleNeggar Journeys into Nightmares. Stories
Pagination1-14
Date Published1972
PublisherNuclassics and Science Publishing Co
Place PublishedWashington, DC
KeywordsAfrican-American author, Male author
Annotation

The story is set in a religious dystopia in which all the details of life are dictated by the high priests. The story seems to be about being able to overcome those things that are powerful enough to control us, specifically religion, love/sex, and alcohol, but at the end the protagonist still hopes to find the high priests. See also 1971 (2), 1973, 1974, 1975 (2), and 1978 Shears.

Pseudonym

Saggittarus [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

The African-American author (1937-79) was a physicist who turned to writing about social issues.

Full Text

1972 [Shears, Carl Lee] 1937-75). “Ahab’s Journey.” Neggar Journeys into Nightmares. Stories. By Saggittarus [pseud.] [with] Guest Appearance by Rita Southall (Washington, DC: Nuclassics and Science Publishing Co., 1972), 1-14. PSt

The story is set in a religious dystopia in which all the details of life are dictated by the high priests. The story seems to be about being able to overcome those things that are powerful enough to control us, specifically religion, love/sex, and alcohol, but at the end the protagonist still hopes to find the high priests. See also 1971 (2), 1973, 1974, 1975 (2), and 1978 Shears. The African-American author was a physicist who turned to writing about social issues.