"Lion's Mouth"

Title"Lion's Mouth"
Year for Search1952
AuthorsMarlowe, Stephen (1928-2008)
Secondary TitleFantastic Adventures
Volume / Edition14.6
Pagination44-55
Date PublishedJune 1952
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Dystopia. After an alien invasion, children are brainwashed to become the enforcers of the alien rule. They regularly review people, including their relatives, and the story is about such a situation, but ends with some escaping and finding a better society being established in the countryside.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in Looking Forward: An Anthology of Science Fiction. Ed. Milton [S.] Lesser (New York: The Beechhurst Press, 1953), 195-210.

Author Note

Marlowe’s birth name was Milton S. Lesser, but he changed it legally while still using his birth name (1928-2008).

Full Text

1952 Marlowe, Stephen (1928-2008). “Lion’s Mouth.” Fantastic Adventures 14.6 (June 1952): 44-55. Rpt. in Looking Forward: An Anthology of Science Fiction. Ed. Milton [S.] Lesser [pseud.]. (New York: The Beechhurst Press, 1953), 195-210. Marlowe’s birth name was Milton. S. Lesser, but he changed it legally while still using his birth name. PSt

Dystopia. After an alien invasion, children are brainwashed to become the enforcers of the alien rule. They regularly evaluate people, including their relatives, and the story is about such a situation, but ends with some escaping and finding a better society being established in the countryside.