"Chocolate Sundae Heist"

Title"Chocolate Sundae Heist"
Year for Search1979
AuthorsClark, John [Edward]
Secondary AuthorsCollins, Paul [A.](b. 1954)
Secondary TitleAlien Worlds
Pagination167-73
Date Published1979
PublisherVoid Publications
Place PublishedSt. Kilda, VIC, Australia
KeywordsAustralian author
Annotation

Satire on Queensland politics, particularly the extreme right wing that held power in Queensland. The author’s note says, “…I’ve postulated what would happen if the concept of ‘Law and Order’ was taken to its extreme” (167). The penalty for stealing a chocolate sundae is death, immediate imposed at the scene of the crime by a robot judge. No one drives any longer for fear of violating the traffic laws; even so a man is found guilty of jaywalking in a deserted street.

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Author Note

Australian author.

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1979 Clark, John [Edward]. “Chocolate Sundae Heist.” Alien Worlds. Ed. Paul [A.] Collins (St. Kilda, VIC, Australia: Void Publications, 1979), 167-73. ATL

Satire on Queensland politics, particularly the extreme right wing that held power in Queensland. The author’s note says, “… I’ve postulated what would happen if the concept of ‘Law and Order’ was taken to its extreme” (167). The penalty for stealing a chocolate sundae is death, immediate imposed at the scene of the crime by a robot judge. No one drives any longer for fear of violating the traffic laws; even so a man is found guilty of jaywalking in a deserted street. Australian author.