"The Day Out"

Title"The Day Out"
Year for Search2008
AuthorsHope, Christopher [David Tully](b. 1944)
Secondary TitleThe Garden of Bad Dreams
Pagination62-71
Date Published2008
PublisherAtlantic Books
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsMale author, South African author, Ukrainian author
Annotation

Dystopia. The story is particularly concerned with genetic engineering. While the people are healthy and have long lives, they live in a world where food animals have been engineered for less fat and more flavor, the trees are dying, being out in the sun is dangerous, and whole areas have been depopulated by viral infections. Those remaining in such areas could not leave and depended on food drops from China. No medical care for any condition that could conceivably be the fault of the person. All the poets had been shot.

Info Notes

Originally broadcast on radio in the U. K.

Holding Institutions

AU, DLC, L

Author Note

The author (b. 1944) was born in South Africa and has lived in the UK and France since 1975.

Full Text

2008 Hope, Christopher [David Tully] (b. 1944). “The Day Out.” In his The Garden of Bad Dreams and Other Stories (London: Atlantic Books, 2008), 62-71. Originally broadcast on radio in the U. K. AU, L

Dystopia. The story is particularly concerned with genetic engineering. While the people are healthy and have long lives, they live in a world where food animals have been engineered for less fat and more flavor, the trees are dying, being out in the sun is dangerous, and whole areas have been depopulated by viral infections. Those remaining in such areas could not leave and depended on food drops from China. No medical care for any condition that could conceivably be the fault of the person. All the poets had been shot. South African author.