"Old Faithful"

Title"Old Faithful"
Year for Search1934
AuthorsGallun, Raymond Z[inke](1911-94)
Secondary TitleAstounding Stories (New York)
Volume / Edition14.4
Pagination106-31
Date PublishedDecember 1934
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Authoritarian dystopia set on Mars. Mars lacks food and water but is technologically advanced. The inhabitants of Mars are without emotion. Unless they are granted an extension based on the value of their work, they must die after a specified number of years to make room for the young. The protagonist, 774, must die because his work, the study of Earth, is considered unimportant. First in a loosely linked series. See also “The Son of Old Faithful.” Astounding Stories (New York) 15.5 (July 1935): 8-34; and “Child Of the Stars.” Astounding Stories (New York) 17.2 (April 1936): 10-43

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in Imagination Unlimited. Ed. Everett F. Bleiler and T. E. Dikty (New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, 1952), 146-93; and in Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction. Ed. Leigh Ronald Grossman (Rockville, MD: Wildside Press, 2011), 268-75 with an editor’s note on 268. U. K. ed. (London: The Bodley Head, 1953), 138-85

Holding Institutions

CU-Riv, NN, O

Author Note

(1911-94)

Full Text

1934 Gallun, Raymond Z[inke] (1911-94). “Old Faithful.” Astounding Stories (New York) 14.4 (December 1934): 106-31. Rpt. in Imagination Unlimited. Ed. Everett F. Bleiler and T. E. Dikty (New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, 1952), 146-93; and in Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction. Ed. Leigh Ronald Grossman (Rockville, MD: Wildside Press, 2011), 268-75 with an editor’s note on 268; U. K. ed. (London: The Bodley Head, 1953), 138-85. First in a loosely linked series. See also “The Son of Old Faithful.” Astounding Stories (New York) 15.5 (July 1935): 8-34; and “Child Of the Stars.” Astounding Stories (New York) 17.2 (April 1936): 10-43. CU-Riv, NN, O

Authoritarian dystopia set on Mars. Mars lacks food and water but is technologically advanced. The inhabitants of Mars are without emotion. Unless they are granted an extension based on the value of their work, they must die after a specified number of years to make room for the young. The protagonist, 774, must die because his work, the study of Earth, is considered unimportant.