"Gather, Darkness!"

Title"Gather, Darkness!"
Year for Search1943
AuthorsLeiber, Fritz [Reuter] [Jr.](1910-92)
Secondary TitleAstounding Science Fiction (New York)
Volume / Edition31.3 - 5
Pagination9-59; 109-59; 118-48, 150-52, 154-62
Date PublishedMay - July 1943
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Religious dystopia ruled by hereditary priests who work in twos so they can spy on each other. There is a rigid class system of religious and commoners, and the majority are controlled by keeping them ignorant. Something of a response to 1941 Heinlein.

Additional Publishers

Repub. New York: Pellegrini & Cudahy, 1950. Rpt. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1951; New York: Berkley Medallion, [1962]; New York: Pyramid, 1969; New York: Ballantine Books, 1975; and Boston, MA: Gregg Press, 1980.

Holding Institutions

DLC, PSt

Author Note

(1910-92)

Full Text

1943 Leiber, Fritz [Reuter, Jr.] (1910-92). “Gather, Darkness!” Astounding Science Fiction (New York) 31.3 - 5 (May - July 1943): 9-59; 109-59; 118-48, 150-52, 154-62. Repub. New York: Pellegrini & Cudahy, 1950. Rpt. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1951; New York: Berkley Medallion, [1962]; New York: Pyramid, 1969; New York: Ballantine Books, 1975; and Boston, MA: Gregg Press, 1980. DLC, PSt

Religious dystopia ruled by hereditary priests who work in twos so they can spy on each other. There is a rigid class system of religious and commoners, and the majority are controlled by keeping them ignorant. Something of a response to 1941 Heinlein.