The New Gods Lead

TitleThe New Gods Lead
Year for Search1932
AuthorsWright, S[ydney] Fowler (1874-1965)
Tertiary AuthorsWright, S. Fowler
Date Published1932
PublisherJarrolds
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

A collection of stories, mostly linked by a concern with science, and eugenics in particular, from a dystopian point of view. “Justice” is concerned with a relaxation of penalties for killing old people in automobile accidents. “This Night” and “P. N. 40” are concerned with the manipulation of the laws so that rich, old men could have access to the most beautiful, young women. “Brain” describes a scientists government that eliminates democracy. “Proof” is concerned with the elimination of the unfit.

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Enlarged as The Throne of Saturn Sauk City, IA: Arkham House, 1949, with the addition of two stories, “The Temperature of Gehenna Sue”, originally published in The Witchfinder (London: Books of To-Day, [1946]), 135-48; and rpt. in S. Fowler Wright’s Short Stories (Ludlow, Eng.: FWB, 1996), 170-79; and “Original Sin” [see 1938 Wright], which was written in 1936 and originally published in The Witchfinder (London: Books of To-Day, [1946]), 166-76, rpt. in Avon Fantasy Reader, no. 13 (1950): 68-73; and in S. Fowler Wright’s Short Stories (Ludlow, Eng.: FWB, 1996), 180-87. Parts were originally published as “Justice.” Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine 86.451  (December 1930): 26-29, 102, 104; rpt. in S. Fowler Wright’s Short Stories (Ludlow, Eng.: FWB, 1996), 24-36; “P. N. 40–and Love.” Britannia and Eve 1.4 (August 1929): 45-48, 160-163; rpt. in S. Fowler Wright’s Short Stories (Ludlow, Eng.: FWB, 1996), 96-120 [also pub. as “Love in the Year 93 E. E.” Red Book (1929): 66-69, 116, 119, 122, 124-25; rpt. in Fantasy Book 1.4 (May 1982): 73-80]; “The Rat.” Weird Tales 13.3 (March 1929): 337-50; rpt. as “Where the Rat Bites.” Fantasy: A Magazine of Thrilling Science-Fiction (UK), no. 3 (1939): 33-44; and under the original title in S. Fowler Wright’s Short Stories (Ludlow, Eng.: FWB, 1996), 133-52; and “Automata” Weird Tales 14.3 (September 1929): 337-44; rpt. Avon Fantasy Reader, no. 2 (1947): 97-107; and in S. Fowler Wright’s Short Stories (Ludlow, Eng.: FWB, 1996), 121-32. In The New Gods Lead, the Table of Contents is divided into “Where the New Gods Lead” and “Also”. The first group includes “Justice,” “This Night,” “Brain,” “Appeal,” “Proof”; “P. N. 40,” and “Automata.” The second group includes “The Rat,” “Rule,” and “Choice”. There is no such division in The Throne of Saturn. “This Night” is rpt. in S. Fowler Wright’s Short Stories (Ludlow, Eng.: FWB, 1996), 37-49; “Brain” is rpt. in S. Fowler Wright’s Short Stories (Ludlow, Eng.: FWB, 1996), 50-74; “Appeal” is rpt. in S. Fowler Wright’s Short Stories (Ludlow, Eng.: FWB, 1996), 75-85; “Proof” is rpt. in Magazine of Horror 3.2 (14) (Winter 1966/67): 29-39; and in S. Fowler Wright’s Short Stories (Ludlow, Eng.: FWB, 1996), 86-95’ “Rule” is rpt. in S. Fowler Wright’s Short Stories (Ludlow, Eng.: FWB, 1996), 153-64; and “Choice”, which was originally published in Eve 36.473  (1929) is rpt. in S. Fowler Wright’s Short Stories (Ludlow, Eng.: FWB, 1996), 165-69.

Title Note

Enlarged as The Throne of Saturn Sauk City, IA: Arkham House, 1949.

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Author Note

(1874-1965)

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1932 Wright, S[ydney] Fowler (1874-1965). The New Gods Lead. London: Jarrolds. Enlarged as The Throne of Saturn Sauk City, IA: Arkham House, 1949, with the addition of two stories, “The Temperature of Gehenna Sue”, originally published in The Witchfinder (London: Books of To-Day, [1946]), 135-48; and rpt. in S. Fowler Wright’s Short Stories (Ludlow, Eng.: FWB, 1996), 170-79; and “Original Sin” [see 1938 Wright], which was written in 1936 and originally published in The Witchfinder (London: Books of To-Day, [1946]), 166-76, rpt. in Avon Fantasy Reader, no. 13 (1950): 68-73; and in S. Fowler Wright’s Short Stories (Ludlow, Eng.: FWB, 1996), 180-87. Parts were originally published as “Justice.” Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine 86.451  (December 1930): 26-29, 102, 104; rpt. in S. Fowler Wright’s Short Stories (Ludlow, Eng.: FWB, 1996), 24-36; “P. N. 40–and Love.” Britannia and Eve 1.4 (August 1929): 45-48, 160-163; rpt. in S. Fowler Wright’s Short Stories (Ludlow, Eng.: FWB, 1996), 96-120 [also pub. as “Love in the Year 93 E. E.Red Book (1929): 66-69, 116, 119, 122, 124-25; rpt. in Fantasy Book 1.4 (May 1982): 73-80]; “The Rat.” Weird Tales 13.3 (March 1929): 337-50; rpt. as “Where the Rat Bites.” Fantasy: A Magazine of Thrilling Science-Fiction (UK), no. 3 (1939): 33-44; and under the original title in S. Fowler Wright’s Short Stories (Ludlow, Eng.: FWB, 1996), 133-52; and “Automata” Weird Tales 14.3 (September 1929): 337-44; rpt. Avon Fantasy Reader, no. 2 (1947): 97-107; and in S. Fowler Wright’s Short Stories (Ludlow, Eng.: FWB, 1996), 121-32. In The New Gods Lead, the Table of Contents is divided into “Where the New Gods Lead” and “Also”. The first group includes “Justice,” “This Night,” “Brain,” “Appeal,” “Proof”; “P. N. 40,” and “Automata.” The second group includes “The Rat,” “Rule,” and “Choice”. There is no such division in The Throne of Saturn. “This Night” is rpt. in S. Fowler Wright’s Short Stories (Ludlow, Eng.: FWB, 1996), 37-49; “Brain” is rpt. in S. Fowler Wright’s Short Stories (Ludlow, Eng.: FWB, 1996), 50-74; “Appeal” is rpt. in S. Fowler Wright’s Short Stories (Ludlow, Eng.: FWB, 1996), 75-85; “Proof” is rpt. in Magazine of Horror 3.2 (14) (Winter 1966/67): 29-39; and in S. Fowler Wright’s Short Stories (Ludlow, Eng.: FWB, 1996), 86-95’ “Rule” is rpt. in S. Fowler Wright’s Short Stories (Ludlow, Eng.: FWB, 1996), 153-64; and “Choice”, which was originally published in Eve 36.473  (1929) is rpt. in S. Fowler Wright’s Short Stories (Ludlow, Eng.: FWB, 1996), 165-69. MoU-St, NLS, O, PSt

A collection of stories, mostly linked by a concern with science, and eugenics in particular, from a dystopian point of view. “Justice” is concerned with a relaxation of penalties for killing old people in automobile accidents. “This Night” and “P. N. 40” are concerned with the manipulation of the laws so that rich, old men could have access to the most beautiful, young women. “Brain” describes a scientists government that eliminates democracy. “Proof” is concerned with the elimination of the unfit.