"The Mark Gable Foundation"

Title"The Mark Gable Foundation"
Year for Search1961
AuthorsSzilard, Leo (1898-1964)
Secondary TitleThe Voice of the Dolphin and Other Stories
Pagination89-102
Date Published1961
PublisherSimon and Schuster
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsEnglish author, German author, Hungarian author, Male author, US author
Annotation

Dystopia in which freezing oneself in order to be able to experience the future becomes a fad and threatens to destroy civilization.

Additional Publishers

Exp. ed. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1992), 117-30. With an Introduction by Barton J. Bernstein (3-43, 175-82) and an “Afterword” by Helen Weiss (171-72). This story was written in 1948, and a copy of that version exists among Szilard’s papers at the University of California, San Diego, but there is no evidence of earlier publication.

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

The author (1898-1964), a nuclear physicist, was born in Hungary and was educated there and in Germany, where he had moved in 1919. He moved to England in 1933 and the U. S. in 1938, where he was involved in the Manhattan Project to build an atomic bomb.

Full Text

1961 Szilard, Leo (1898-1964). “The Mark Gable Foundation.” In his The Voice of the Dolphin and Other Stories (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961), 89-102. Exp. ed. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1992), 117-30. With an Introduction by Barton J. Bernstein (3-43, 175-82) and an “Afterword” by Helen Weiss (171-72). This story was written in 1948, and a copy of that version exists among Szilard’s papers at the University of California, San Diego, but there is no evidence of earlier publication. MoU-St, PSt

Dystopia in which freezing oneself in order to be able to experience the future becomes a fad and threatens to destroy civilization. The author, a nuclear physicist, was born in Hungary and was educated there and in Germany, where he had moved in 1919. He moved to England in 1933 and the U. S. in 1938, where he was involved in the Manhattan Project to build an atomic bomb.