"Jesting Pilot"

Title"Jesting Pilot"
Year for Search1947
Authors[Kuttner], [Henry](1914-58)
Tertiary AuthorsPadgett, Lewis [pseud.]
Secondary TitleAstounding Science Fiction (New York)
Volume / Edition39.3
Pagination79-89
Date PublishedMay 1947
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

An authoritarian dystopia set in a city that has been isolated from the outside world for 600 years to protect it from the wars of the overpopulated world. The city was designed to be a eutopia precisely fitted to the needs of its citizens, who are all hypnotized. The Controllers of the city are bred and raised to run the world until the Barrier around the city is raised. The citizens know nothing of them.

Pseudonym

Lewis Padgett [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

Merril

Author Note

(1914-1958)

Full Text

1947 [Kuttner, Henry] (1914-1958). “Jesting Pilot.” By Lewis Padgett [pseud.]. Astounding Science Fiction (New York) 39.3 (May 1947): 79-89. Merril

An authoritarian dystopia set in a city that has been isolated from the outside world for 600 years to protect it from the wars of the overpopulated world. The city was designed to be a eutopia precisely fitted to the needs of its citizens, who are all hypnotized. The Controllers of the city are bred and raised to run the world until the Barrier around the city is raised. The citizens know nothing of these leaders