"Inertia"

Title"Inertia"
Year for Search1990
AuthorsKress, Nancy [Anne Koningisor](b. 1948)
Secondary TitleAnalog Science Fact and Fiction
Volume / Edition 110.1& 2
Pagination106-28
Date PublishedJanuary 1990
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

Dystopia. People who have contracted a contagious disease are permanently interned in camps, where they develop a sustainable non-violent society while the world outside disintegrates into chaos, violence, and authoritarianism. The camps are presented as better because they are characterized by the willingness to get along, but they are not eutopian.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in A Woman’s Liberation: A Choice of Futures By and About Women. Ed. Connie Willis and Sheila Williams (New York: Warner Books, 2001), 1-34; and Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse. Ed. John Joseph Adams (San Francisco, CA: Night Shade Books, 2008), 207-28

Holding Institutions

Merril, PSt

Author Note

Female author (b. 1948).

Full Text

1990 Kress, Nancy [Anne Koningisor] (b. 1948). “Inertia.” Analog Science Fact and Fiction 110.1&2 (January 1990): 106-28. Rpt. in A Woman’s Liberation: A Choice of Futures By and About Women. Ed. Connie Willis and Sheila Williams (New York: Warner Books, 2001), 1-34; and Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse. Ed. John Joseph Adams (San Francisco, CA: Night Shade Books, 2008), 207-28. Merril, PSt

Dystopia. People who have contracted a contagious disease are permanently interned in camps, where they develop a sustainable non-violent society while the world outside disintegrates into chaos, violence, and authoritarianism. The camps are presented as better because they are characterized by the willingness to get along, but they are not eutopian. Female author.