Mockingbird

TitleMockingbird
Year for Search1980
AuthorsTevis, Walter [Stone](1928-84)
Date Published1980
PublisherDoubleday & Co.
Place PublishedGarden City, NY
KeywordsUS author
Annotation

Machine dystopia. Humans can no longer read or write and no longer have children (all women had been sterilized). People take drugs, smoke marijuana and watch test patterns on television. Many commit suicide. Everything is breaking down, including the robots that run everything. People are supposed to follow three slogans, “When in doubt, forget it” (20), “Don’t ask–relax” (21), and “Alone is best” (23).

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Author Note

The author (1928-84) taught creative writing at Ohio University.

Full Text

1980 Tevis, Walter [Stone] (1928-84). Mockingbird. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. PSt

Machine dystopia. Humans can no longer read or write and no longer have children (all women had been sterilized). People take drugs, smoke marijuana and watch test patterns on television. Many commit suicide. Everything is breaking down, including the robots that run everything. People are supposed to follow three slogans, “When in doubt, forget it” (20), “Don’t ask–relax” (21), and “Alone is best” (23). The author taught creative writing at Ohio University.