The Immortals

TitleThe Immortals
Year for Search1962
AuthorsGunn, James E[dwin](1923-2020)
Date Published1962
PublisherBantam Books
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Transplant dystopia with society controlled by doctors. See Gunn’s “The Immortals From Print to Film and Back Again.” Destinies 1.5 (October-December 1979): 230-53, which is in the 2004 ed. of the book as a “Preface” (vii-xiii).

Additional Publishers

Rpt. with an added “Part III Elixir” (91-145). New York: Pocket Books, 2004. Parts originally published as “The Immortals.” By Dr. Russell Pierce [pseud.]. Star Science Fiction #4. Ed. Frederik [George] Pohl, [Jr.] (New York: Ballantine Books, 1958), 108-57. Story rpt. as “The Immortals.” In his The End of the Dreams: Three Short Novels about Space, Happiness, and Immortality (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1975), 127-77; rpt. in Bio-Futures: Science Fiction Stories About Biological Metamorphosis. Ed. Pamela Sargent New York: Vintage Books/Random House, 1976), 183-251, with an editor’s note on 183-184; “New Blood.” By Dr. Russell Pierce [pseud.]. Astounding Science Fiction 56.2 (October 1955): 62-84; “Donor.” Fantastic Stories of Imagination 9.11 (November 1960): 49-67, 120-28; Rpt. in The Most Thrilling Science Fiction Ever Told [which reprinted stories from Fantastic], no. 1 (1966): 3-30; “Not So Great an Enemy” [in the book as “Medic”]. Venture Science Fiction 1.4 (4) (July 1957): 4-44; rpt. in the UK edition of Venture Science Fiction, no. 6 (February 1964): 76-112. “Elixir” was also published separately in Analog Science Fact Science Fiction 124.5 (May 2004): 8-29.

Info Notes

See Gunn’s “The Immortals From Print to Film and Back Again.” Destinies 1.5 (October-December 1979): 230-53, which is in the 2004 ed. of the book as a “Preface” (vii-xiii).

Pseudonym

Dr. Russell Pierce [pseud.] (see Info Notes for details)

Holding Institutions

Merril

Author Note

(1923-2020)

Full Text

1962 Gunn, James [Edwin] (1923-2020). The Immortals. New York: Bantam. Rpt. with an added “Part III Elixir” (91-145). New York: Pocket Books, 2004. Parts originally published as “The Immortals.” By Dr. Russell Pierce [pseud.]. Star Science Fiction #4. Ed. Frederik [George] Pohl, [Jr.] (New York: Ballantine Books, 1958), 108-57. Story rpt. as “The Immortals.” In his The End of the Dreams: Three Short Novels about Space, Happiness, and Immortality (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1975), 127-77; rpt. in Bio-Futures: Science Fiction Stories About Biological Metamorphosis. Ed. Pamela Sargent New York: Vintage Books/Random House, 1976), 183-251, with an editor’s note on 183-184; “New Blood.” By Dr. Russell Pierce [pseud.]. Astounding Science Fiction 56.2 (October 1955): 62-84; “Donor.” Fantastic Stories of Imagination 9.11 (November 1960): 49-67, 120-28; Rpt. in The Most Thrilling Science Fiction Ever Told [which reprinted stories from Fantastic], no. 1 (1966): 3-30; “Not So Great an Enemy” [in the book as “Medic”]. Venture Science Fiction 1.4 (4) (July 1957): 4-44; rpt. in the UK edition of Venture Science Fiction, no. 6 (February 1964): 76-112. “Elixir” was also published separately in Analog Science Fact Science Fiction 124.5 (May 2004): 8-29. Merril

Transplant dystopia with society controlled by doctors. See Gunn’s “The Immortals From Print to Film and Back Again.” Destinies 1.5 (October-December 1979): 230-53, which is in the 2004 ed. of the book as a “Preface” (vii-xiii).