"The Country of the Kind"

Title"The Country of the Kind"
Year for Search1956
AuthorsKnight, Damon [Francis](1922-2002)
Secondary TitleThe Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (New York)
Volume / Edition 10.2
Pagination3-14
Date PublishedFebruary 1956
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Eutopia of abundance, equality, and free love. But there is an individual who is a throwback to a time when people were violent, and the story is told by him. The problem for the eutopia is how to deal with such a person, and the solution is to give him a repulsive odor to identify him while leaving him free but with no one interacting with him at all. He is also conditioned to pass out when about to commit violence against a person.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in Future Power: A Science Fiction Anthology. Ed. Jack [Mayo] Dann and Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: Random House, 1976), 34-50 with an editors’ note (33-34); and in Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction. Ed. Leigh Ronald Grossman (Rockville, MD: Wildside Press, 2011), 412-15 with an editor’s note on 412

Info Notes

Some sources give 1955 as the publication date, but that is the copyright date and 1956 is the year of first publication.

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Author Note

(1922-2002)

Full Text

1956 Knight, Damon [Francis] (1922-2002). “The Country of the Kind.” The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (New York) 10.2 (February 1956): 3-14. Rpt. in Future Power: A Science Fiction Anthology. Ed. Jack [Mayo] Dann and Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: Random House, 1976), 34-50 with an editors’ note (33-34); and in Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction. Ed. Leigh Ronald Grossman (Rockville, MD: Wildside Press, 2011), 412-15 with an editor’s note on 412. Some sources give 1955 as the publication date, but that is the copyright date and 1956 is the year of first publication. PSt

Eutopia of abundance, equality, and free love. But there is an individual who is a throwback to a time when people were violent, and the story is told by him. The problem for the eutopia is how to deal with such a person, and the solution is to give him a repulsive odor to identify him while leaving him free but with no one interacting with him at all. He is also conditioned to pass out when about to commit violence against a person.