"In the Group"

Title"In the Group"
Year for Search1973
AuthorsSilverberg, Robert(b. 1935)
Secondary AuthorsElder, Joseph
Secondary TitleEros in Orbit: A Collection of All New Science-Fiction Stories About Sex
Pagination87-105
Date Published1973
PublisherTrident Press
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Dystopia from the perspective of the protagonist. It is possible to teleport anywhere in the world but closeness and emotion are considered atavisms. It is only acceptable to love Us, not an individual. In the Group one feels the sensations of a couple having sex and the experiences and responses of those who are experiencing their actions.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in Penthouse 4.9 (May 1973): 80-82, 122, 124, 126, 128; in The Shape of Sex to Come. Ed. Douglas Hill (London: Pan Books, 1978), 12-29; in Beyond the Safe Zone: Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg (New York: Donald I. Fine, 1986), 124-36; in The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg. Volume 3: Beyond the Safe Zone (London: HarperCollins, 1994), 146-62; and in The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg. Volume Four: Trips: The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg (Burton, MI: Subterranean Press, 2009), 14-28 with an author’s note on 13.

Holding Institutions

L, Merril, PSt

Author Note

(b. 1935)

Full Text

1973 Silverberg, Robert (b. 1935). “In the Group.” Eros in Orbit: A Collection of All New Science-Fiction Stories About Sex. Ed. Joseph Elder (New York: Trident Press, 1973), 87-105. Rpt. in Penthouse 4.9 (May 1973): 80-82, 122, 124, 126, 128; in The Shape of Sex to Come. Ed. Douglas Hill (London: Pan Books, 1978), 12-29; in Beyond the Safe Zone: Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg (New York: Donald I. Fine, 1986), 124-36; in The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg. Volume 3: Beyond the Safe Zone (London: HarperCollins, 1994), 146-62; and in The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg. Volume Four: Trips: The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg (Burton, MI: Subterranean Press, 2009), 14-28 with an author’s note on 13. L, Merril, PSt

Dystopia from the perspective of the protagonist. It is possible to teleport anywhere in the world but closeness and emotion are considered atavisms. It is only acceptable to love Us, not an individual. In the Group one feels the sensations of a couple having sex and the experiences and responses of those who are experiencing their actions.