"Eyes of Dust"

Title"Eyes of Dust"
Year for Search1959
AuthorsEllison, Harlan [Jay](1934-2018)
Secondary TitleRogue Magazine
Volume / Edition 4.9
Pagination30-32, 76
Date PublishedDecember 1959
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Flawed utopia that expects everyone to be physically perfect. A woman with a mole on her face and a blind man are shunned, marry, and give birth to a child who has the “eyes of dust”, known only as Person, who they keep hidden. When Person is discovered, he is killed.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream. Stories (New York: Pyramid Books, 1967), 65-73, with an author’s note on 64; and in his Alone Against Tomorrow: Stories of Alienation in Speculative Fiction (New York: Macmillan, 1971), 187-206.

Holding Institutions

DLC, Merril, MoU-St, PSt

Author Note

(1934-2018)

Full Text

1959 Ellison, Harlan [Jay] (1934-2018). “Eyes of Dust.” Rogue Magazine 4.9 (December 1959): 30-32, 76. Rpt. in I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream. Stories (New York: Pyramid Books, 1967), 65-73, with an author’s note on 64; and in his Alone Against Tomorrow: Stories of Alienation in Speculative Fiction (New York: Macmillan, 1971), 187-206. DLC, Merril, MoU-St, PSt

Flawed utopia that expects everyone to be physically perfect. A woman with a mole on her face and a blind man are shunned, marry, and give birth to a child who has the “eyes of dust”, known only as Person, who they keep hidden. When Person is discovered, he is killed.