Folk of the Fringe

TitleFolk of the Fringe
Year for Search1989
AuthorsCard, Orson Scott (b. 1951)
Date Published1989
PublisherPhantasia
Place PublishedWest Bloomfield, MI
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Post-nuclear war science fiction set in and around Deseret, the Mormon homeland in Utah, which provides a safe, almost eutopian, refuge from the devastation of the rest of the U. S. Others in the area, “the folk of the fringe”, develop a more restrictive society, verging on the dystopian. 

Additional Publishers

U. K. ed. London: Century, 1990. Parts originally published as “The Fringe.” The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 69.4 (413) (October 1985): 140-60; rpt. in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: Bluejay Books, 1986), 145-65 with an editor’s note on 144; “Salvage.” Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 10.2 (101) (February 1986): 56-60, 62-75; rpt. in Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse. Ed. John Joseph Adams (San Francisco, CA: Night Shade Books, 2008), 23-38; “America.” Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction 11.1 (113) (January 1987): 22-26, 28-30, 32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-53; and “West.” Free Lancers. Ed. Elizabeth Mitchell (New York: Baen, 1987), 1-82. “Author’s Note: From Sycamore Hill” (218-38) was originally published as “On Sycamore Hill: A Personal View.” Science Fiction Review, no. 55 (Summer 1985): 6-11. Includes an “Afterword: The Folk of the Fringe” (230-43) by Michael R[obert] Collings (b. 1947). 

Info Notes

A sequel is ”Pageant Wagon.” Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction 13.8 (146) (August 1989): 116-90.

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

(b. 1951)

Full Text

1989 Card, Orson Scott (b. 1951). Folk of the Fringe. West Bloomfield, MI: Phantasia. U. K. ed. London: Century, 1990. Parts originally published as “The Fringe.” The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 69.4 (413) (October 1985): 140-60; rpt. in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: Bluejay Books, 1986), 145-65 with an editor’s note on 144; “Salvage.” Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 10.2 (101) (February 1986): 56-60, 62-75; rpt. in Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse. Ed. John Joseph Adams (San Francisco, CA: Night Shade Books, 2008), 23-38; “America.” Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction 11.1 (113) (January 1987): 22-26, 28-30, 32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-53; and “West.” Free Lancers. Ed. Elizabeth Mitchell (New York: Baen, 1987), 1-82. “Author’s Note: From Sycamore Hill” (218-38) was originally published as “On Sycamore Hill: A Personal View.” Science Fiction Review, no. 55 (Summer 1985): 6-11. Includes an “Afterword: The Folk of the Fringe” (230-43) by Michael R[obert] Collings (b. 1947). PSt

Post-nuclear war science fiction set in and around Deseret, the Mormon homeland in Utah, which provides a safe, almost eutopian, refuge from the devastation of the rest of the U. S. Others in the area, “the folk of the fringe”, develop a more restrictive society, verging on the dystopian. A sequel is “Pageant Wagon.” Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction 13.8 (146) (August 1989): 116-90.