"Black is Beautiful."

Title"Black is Beautiful."
Year for Search1970
AuthorsSilverberg, Robert(b. 1935)
Secondary AuthorsHarrison, Harry [Max](1925-2012)
Secondary TitleThe Year 2000: An Anthology
Pagination175-93
Date Published1970
PublisherDoubleday
Place PublishedGarden City, NY
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Flawed utopia. A future New York with both the city and the suburbs under domes. The city is black except for the white workers and tourists from the suburbs. From the perspective of a disaffected black teenager, the city appears a eutopia when the whites are gone on the weekends, and the city is certainly much better for blacks than at present, but it is shown to still have serious problems.

Info Notes

Rpt. (New York: Berkley Medallion, 1972), 155-70; in Above the Human Landscape: A Social Science Fiction Anthology. Ed. Willis E. McNelly and Leon E. Stover (Pacific Palisades, CA: Goodyear Publishing Co., 1972), 39-50; and in The City 2000 A. D.: Urban Life Through Science Fiction. Ed. Ralph Clem, Martin Harry Greenberg, and Joseph Olander (Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Crest, 1976), 155-69.

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Author Note

(b. 1935)

Full Text

1970 Silverberg, Robert (b. 1935). “Black is Beautiful.” The Year 2000: An Anthology. Ed. Harry Harrison (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1970), 175-93. Rpt. (New York: Berkley Medallion, 1972), 155-70; in Above the Human Landscape: A Social Science Fiction Anthology. Ed. Willis E. McNelly and Leon E. Stover (Pacific Palisades, CA: Goodyear Publishing Co., 1972), 39-50; and in The City 2000 A. D.: Urban Life Through Science Fiction. Ed. Ralph Clem, Martin Harry Greenberg, and Joseph Olander (Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Crest, 1976), 155-69. PSt

Flawed utopia. A future New York with both the city and the suburbs under domes. The city is black except for the white workers and tourists from the suburbs. From the perspective of a disaffected black teenager, the city appears a eutopia when the whites are gone on the weekends, and the city is certainly much better for blacks than at present, but it is shown to still have serious problems.