"The Gladiators"

Title"The Gladiators"
Year for Search1943
AuthorsDennis, Walt, and Tucker, Ernest
Secondary TitleStartling Stories (Chicago, IL)
Volume / Edition9.1
Pagination106-15
Date PublishedJanuary 1943
KeywordsMale author
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Dystopia. After wars had devastated the earth, the remaining population inhabited two domes of 25,000  people each with a third dome of forest. Twice a year gladiators provided entertainment by fighting to the death in the third dome as representatives of one of the inhabited domes. Most people led dull, boring lives, and the gladiators and other entertainers provided the only breaks in the monotony. The gladiators and entertainers revolt and are expelled from the domes, only to discover that the earth had recovered.

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1943 Dennis, Walt and Ernest Tucker. “The Gladiators.” Startling Stories (Chicago, IL) 9.1 (January 1943): 106-15. DLC, PSt

Dystopia. After wars had devastated the earth, the remaining population inhabited two domes of 25,000  people each with a third dome of forest. Twice a year gladiators provide entertainment by fighting to the death in the third dome as representatives of one of the inhabited domes. Most people led dull, boring lives, and the gladiators and other entertainers provided the only breaks in the monotony. The gladiators and entertainers revolt and are expelled from the domes, only to discover that the earth had recovered.