"Nobody's Home"

Title"Nobody's Home"
Year for Search1972
AuthorsRuss, Joanna [Ruth](1937-2011)
Secondary AuthorsSilverberg, Robert(b. 1935)
Secondary TitleNew Dimensions II
Pagination1-20
Date Published1972
PublisherDoubleday
Place PublishedGarden City, NY
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

Eutopia. The focus of the story is an extended family of eighteen adults living in a future world with a fairly low population. The main technological change is a matter transmitter that allows nearly instantaneous travel to any place on Earth, which means that only some are living together at any one time. The family described values high intelligence, and it is implied that this is the norm. Each person must contribute “tax labor” to the Earth community.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in Women of Wonder. Ed. Pamela Sargent (New York: Vintage, 1974), 231-56; illus. Dennis Neal Smith in her The Zanzibar Cat ([Sauk City, WI]: Arkham House, 1983), 52-69; and in Women of Wonder: The Classic Years. Science Fiction by Women from the 1940s to the 1970s. Ed. Pamela Sargent (San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace, 1995), 249-62

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Author Note

Female author (1937-2011).

Full Text

1972 Russ, Joanna [Ruth] (1937-2011). “Nobody’s Home.” New Dimensions II. Ed. Robert Silverberg (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1972), 1-20. Rpt. in Women of Wonder. Ed. Pamela Sargent (New York: Vintage, 1974), 231-56; illus. Dennis Neal Smith in her The Zanzibar Cat ([Sauk City, WI]: Arkham House, 1983), 52-69; and in Women of Wonder: The Classic Years. Science Fiction by Women from the 1940s to the 1970s. Ed. Pamela Sargent (San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace, 1995), 249-62. PSt

Eutopia. The focus of the story is an extended family of eighteen adults living in a future world with a fairly low population. The main technological change is a matter transmitter that allows nearly instantaneous travel to any place on Earth, which means that only some are living together at any one time. The family described values high intelligence, and it is implied that this is the norm. Each person must contribute “tax labor” to the Earth community. Female author.