"The New Atlantis"

Title"The New Atlantis"
Year for Search1975
AuthorsLe Guin, Ursula K[roeber](1929-2018)
Secondary AuthorsSilverberg, Robert(b. 1935)
Secondary TitleThe New Atlantis and Other Novellas of Science Fiction
Pagination59-85
Date Published1975
PublisherHawthorn Books
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

Bureaucratic, authoritarian, and violent dystopia. War is constant; global warming is destroying the planet; the government controls all power sources, which are failing; food and medication are in short supply; marriage and the nuclear family are illegal; women cannot be admitted to medical school; and minor bureaucratic rules are used to keep people in line for fear of being imprisoned.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in The Best Science Fiction of the Year #5. Ed. Terry Carr (New York: Ballantine Books, 1976), 165-92; in Dream’s Edge: Science Fiction Stories About the Future of Planet Earth. Ed. Terry Carr (San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club Books, 1980), 185-205; in her The Compass Rose: Short Stories (New York: Harper & Row, 1982), 12-40. U. K. ed. (London: Victor Gollancz, 1983), 12-40; in The Norton Book of Science Fiction: North American Science Fiction. Ed. Ursula K[roeber] Le Guin and Brian Attebery. Karen Joy Fowler, Consultant (New York: W. W. Norton, 1993), 317-36; and in The Way to the End Times: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse. Ed. Robert Silverberg (New York: Three Rooms Press, 2016), 229-56, with an “Editor’s Introduction” on 228.

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Author Note

Female author (1929-2018)

Full Text

1975 Le Guin, Ursula K[roeber] (1929-2018). “The New Atlantis.” The New Atlantis and Other Novellas of Science Fiction. Ed. Robert Silverberg (New York: Hawthorn Books, 1975), 59-85. Rpt. in The Best Science Fiction of the Year #5. Ed. Terry Carr (New York: Ballantine Books, 1976), 165-92; in Dream’s Edge: Science Fiction Stories About the Future of Planet Earth. Ed. Terry Carr (San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club Books, 1980), 185-205; in her The Compass Rose: Short Stories (New York: Harper & Row, 1982), 12-40. U. K. ed. (London: Victor Gollancz, 1983), 12-40; in The Norton Book of Science Fiction: North American Science Fiction. Ed. Ursula K[roeber] Le Guin and Brian Attebery. Karen Joy Fowler, Consultant (New York: W. W. Norton, 1993), 317-36; and in The Way to the End Times: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse. Ed. Robert Silverberg (New York: Three Rooms Press, 2016), 229-56, with an “Editor’s Introduction” on 228. MoU-St, PSt

Bureaucratic, authoritarian, and violent dystopia. War is constant; global warming is destroying the planet; the government controls all power sources, which are failing; food and medication are in short supply; marriage and the nuclear family are illegal; women cannot be admitted to medical school; and minor bureaucratic rules are used to keep people in line for fear of being imprisoned. Female author.