The Chosen Race

TitleThe Chosen Race
Year for Search1936
AuthorsLyons, Edgar Albion
Date Published1936
PublisherThe Cavalier Pub. Co
Place Published[St. Petersburg, FL]
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Machine dystopia set in 2000 A. D. The dystopia was brought about by the inexorable process of automation that gradually threw everyone out of work. The few employed drove the unemployed out of cities and built huge walls around them. At the end the machines stop, but a small eutopia survives that had been established by a single wealthy man who made himself king, selected those who could settle, and, while providing a much better life for the people, also imposed strict rules.

Info Notes

An author’s note says it was written in 1932.

Holding Institutions

DLC, PSt

Author Note

(1897-1980)

Full Text

1936 Lyons, Edgar Albion (1897-1980). The Chosen Race. [St. Petersburg, FL]: The Cavalier Pub. Co. An author’s note says it was written in 1932. DLC, PSt

Machine dystopia set in 2000 A. D. The dystopia was brought about by the inexorable process of automation that gradually threw everyone out of work. The few employed drove the unemployed out of cities and built huge walls around them. At the end the machines stop, but a small eutopia survives that had been established by a single wealthy man who made himself king, selected those who could settle, and, while providing a much better life for the people, also imposed strict rules.