The Immortals

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

Transplant dystopia with society controlled by doctors. 

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 Immortal.” In his The End of the Dreams: Three Short Novels about Space, Happiness, and Immortality (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1975), 127-77; “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

(b. 1923)

Full Text

1962 Gunn, James [Edwin] (b. 1923). The Immortals. New York: Bantam Books. 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 Immortal.” In his The End of the Dreams: Three Short Novels about Space, Happiness, and Immortality (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1975), 127-77; “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).