"The Analysts"

Title"The Analysts"
Year for Search1961
AuthorsBrunner, John [Kilian Houston](1934-95)
Secondary TitleScience Fantasy
Volume / Edition16.48
Pagination2-38
Date PublishedAugust 1961
ISBN Number978-0-7123-5382-3
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Most of the story concerns a “visualizer” trying to understand the purpose of a proposed building with internal staircases and corridors that end in blank walls. It turns out that if someone continues, they emerge in a future that is trying to atone for the way humans responded to discovering many peaceful, advanced civilizations, which was to attack rather than try to understand.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in The Society of Time: The Original Trilogy and Other Stories. Ed. Mike [Michael Raymond Donald] Ashley (London: British Library, 2020), 239-87.

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

(1934-95)

Full Text

1961 Brunner, John [Kilian Houston] (1934-95). “The Analysts.” Science Fantasy 16.48 (August 1961): 2-38. Rpt. in The Society of Time: The Original Trilogy and Other Stories. Ed. Mike [Michael Raymond Donald] Ashley (London: British Library, 2020), 239-87. PSt 

Most of the story concerns a “visualizer” trying to understand the purpose of a proposed building with internal staircases and corridors that end in blank walls. It turns out that if someone continues, they emerge in a future that is trying to atone for the way humans responded to discovering many peaceful, advanced civilizations, which was to attack rather than try to understand.