"The Paradigm"

Title"The Paradigm"
Year for Search1979
AuthorsFlynn, Randal (b. 1957)
Secondary AuthorsGerrard, Rob
Secondary TitleTransmutations
Pagination179-216
Date Published1979
PublisherOutback Press
Place PublishedCollingwood, VIC, Australia
KeywordsAustralian author, Male author
Annotation

Authoritarian dystopia. The story focuses on a playwright who on winning a prize must decide on writing for the state or having an implant and being demoted to factory work. Having chosen to write for the state, the story traces the various compromises with his integrity that he has to make.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection. Ed. Rob Gerrand (Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Black Inc., 2004), 269-98.

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

(b. 1957)

Full Text

1979 Flynn, Randal (b. 1957). “The Paradigm.” Transmutations. Ed. Rob Gerrand (Collingwood, VIC, Australia: Outback Press, 1979), 179-216. Rpt. in The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection. Ed. Rob Gerrand (Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Black Inc., 2004), 269-98. A, M

Authoritarian dystopia. The story focuses on a playwright who on winning a prize must decide on writing for the state or having an implant and being demoted to factory work. Having chosen to write for the state, the story traces the various compromises with his integrity that he has to make.