"The Funeral"

Title"The Funeral"
Year for Search1972
AuthorsWilhelm, Kate [Katie Gertrude Meredith](1928-2018)
Secondary AuthorsEllison, Harlan [Jay](1934-2018)
Secondary TitleAgain, Dangerous Visions: 46 Original Stories
Pagination218-41 with an "Introduction" (217) by Ellison and an "Afterword" (241-42) by Wilhelm.
Date Published1972
PublisherDoubleday
Place PublishedGarden City, NY
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

Post catastrophe dystopia with society divided into castes. The center of power is the schools and teachers hold great authority, and children are under the complete control of the teachers. The old resent the young and had most of them killed three times in the past.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in her The Infinity Box: A collection of speculative fiction (New York: Harper & Row, 1975), 288-318; in More Women of Wonder: Science Fiction Novelettes By Women About Women. Ed. Pamela Sargent (New York: Vintage, 1976), 175-213; in In the Field of Fire. Ed. Jeanne Van Buren Dann and Jack Dann (New York: Tor, 1987), 157-68 with an editors’ note on 158; in Women of Wonder: The Classic Years. Science Fiction by Women from the 1940s to the 1970s. Ed. Pamela Sargent (San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace, 1995), 263-87; and in Brave New Worlds. Ed. John Joseph Adams (San Francisco, CA: Night Shade Books, 2011), 47-67; 2nd ed. ed. John Joseph Adams (San Francisco, CA: Night Shade Books, 2012), 47-67. 

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Author Note

Female author (1928-2018)

Full Text

1972 Wilhelm, Kate [Katie Gertrude Meredith] (1928-2018). “The Funeral.” Again, Dangerous Visions: 46 Original Stories. Ed. Harlan [Jay] Ellison (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1972), 218-41 with an “Introduction” (217) by Ellison and an “Afterword” (241-42) by Wilhelm. Rpt. in her The Infinity Box: A collection of speculative fiction (New York: Harper & Row, 1975), 288-318; in More Women of Wonder: Science Fiction Novelettes By Women About Women. Ed. Pamela Sargent (New York: Vintage, 1976), 175-213; in In the Field of Fire. Ed. Jeanne Van Buren Dann and Jack Dann (New York: Tor, 1987), 157-68 with an editors’ note on 158; in Women of Wonder: The Classic Years. Science Fiction by Women from the 1940s to the 1970s. Ed. Pamela Sargent (San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace, 1995), 263-87; and in Brave New Worlds. Ed. John Joseph Adams (San Francisco, CA: Night Shade Books, 2011), 47-67; 2nd ed. ed. John Joseph Adams (San Francisco, CA: Night Shade Books, 2012), 47-67. PSt

Post catastrophe dystopia with society divided into castes. The center of power is the schools and teachers hold great authority, and children are under the complete control of the teachers. The old resent the young and had most of them killed three times in the past. Female author.