"Moth Race"

Title"Moth Race"
Year for Search1972
AuthorsHill, Richard
Secondary AuthorsEllison, Harlan [Jay](1934-2018)
Secondary TitleAgain, Dangerous Visions: 46 Original Stories
Pagination538-48 with an "Introduction" (538-39) by Ellison and an "Afterword" (548-49) by Hill
Date Published1972
PublisherDoubleday
Place PublishedGarden City, NY
KeywordsMale author
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Overpopulation dystopia where people are given pills to keep them under control and food comes in pills. People could live long lives and were fed, clothed, housed, and ensured of regular sex but only a few were permitted to have children. In the annual race people self-selected to race in cars over a course on which gates would spring up and, if they hit one, they died in the wreck. Only one man had ever survived, and his reward was the best of everything.

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1972 Hill, Richard. “Moth Race.” Again, Dangerous Visions: 46 Original Stories. Ed. Harlan [Jay] Ellison (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1972), 538-48 with an “Introduction” (538-39) by Ellison and an “Afterword” (548-49) by Hill. PSt

Overpopulation dystopia where people are given pills to keep them under control and food comes in pills. People could live long lives and were fed, clothed, housed, and ensured of regular sex but only a few were permitted to have children. In the annual race people self-selected to race in cars over a course on which gates would spring up and, if they hit one, they died in the wreck. Only one man had every survived, and his reward was the best of everything.