Games of the Strong

TitleGames of the Strong
Year for Search1982
AuthorsAdams, Glenda [Emilie](1939-2007)
Date Published1982
PublisherAngus and Robertson
Place PublishedMelbourne, VIC, Australia
KeywordsAotearoa/New Zealand author, Australian author, Female author
Annotation

Complex dystopia–partially Orwell and partially Kafka. The main character, a young woman who identifies with the rebels, wends her way, seemingly almost by accident, through the bureaucracy and society of the Complex, an authoritarian dystopia. The Games of the Strong, which are barely mentioned, are games designed to distract the population from their miserable lives.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. North Ryde, NSW, Australia: Sirius, 1987. U. S. ed. New York: Cane Hill Press, 1989.

Holding Institutions

A, M, VUW

Author Note

The author (1939-2007) was born in Australia and has lived in New Zealand and the U. S. before returning to Australia in 1990.

Full Text

1982 Adams, Glenda [Emilie] (1939-2007). Games of the Strong. Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Angus and Robertson. Rpt. North Ryde, NSW, Australia: Sirius, 1987. U. S. ed. New York: Cane Hill Press, 1989. A, M, VUW

Complex dystopia that is partially George Orwell and partially Franz Kafka. The main character, a young woman who identifies with the rebels, wends her way, seemingly almost by accident, through the bureaucracy and society of the Complex, an authoritarian dystopia. The Games of the Strong, which are barely mentioned, are games designed to distract the population from their miserable lives. The author was born in Australia and has lived in New Zealand and the U. S. before returning to Australia in 1990. Female author.