Masters of Evolution

TitleMasters of Evolution
Year for Search1959
AuthorsKnight, Damon [Francis](1922-2002)
Date Published1959
PublisherAce Books
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Urban-rural conflict in 2064 with the two largely cut off from each other. The cities (five in the U. S.) are advanced in technology, have robot servants, synthetic food, and the like. The rural areas have rejected technology, grow their own food, raise animals, and are advanced in biology. The novel is concerned with the need for the two to interact, which leads to war and the collapse of New York City.

Additional Publishers

Shorter version originally published as “Natural State.” Galaxy Science Fiction 7.5 (January 1954): 6-69. Story rpt. in All About the Future. Ed. Martin Greenburg (New York: Gnome Press, 1955), 215-78.

Info Notes

Ace Double bound with George O[liver] Smith’s Fire in the Heavens

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

(1922-2002)

Full Text

1959 Knight, Damon [Francis] (1922-2002). Masters of Evolution. New York: Ace Books. Ace Double bound with George O[liver] Smith’s Fire in the Heavens. Shorter version of the Knight originally published as “Natural State.” Galaxy Science Fiction 7.5 (January 1954): 6-69. Story rpt. in All About the Future. Ed. Martin Greenburg (New York: Gnome Press, 1955), 215-78. PSt

Urban-rural conflict in 2064 with the two largely cut off from each other. The cities (five in the U. S.) are advanced in technology, have robot servants, synthetic food, and the like. The rural areas have rejected technology, grow their own food, raise animals, and are advanced in biology. The novel is concerned with the need for the two to interact, which leads to war and the collapse of New York City.