"In a Petri Dish, Upstairs"

Title"In a Petri Dish, Upstairs"
Year for Search1978
AuthorsTurner, George [Reginald](1916-97)
Secondary AuthorsHarding, Lee [John](b. 1937)
Secondary TitleRooms of Paradise
Pagination152-82
Date Published1978
PublisherQuartet
Place PublishedMelbourne, VIC, Australia
KeywordsAustralian author, Male author
Annotation

Elements of both eutopia and dystopia. A new society emerges in satellites orbiting Earth. The society has common property, authoritarian “communal fathers”, and a system of effective slavery. Earth also has centralized power, but, with a dramatically lower population brought about by a series of catastrophes, it has abundance for all. The story is about conflicts between the satellites and Earth.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in The Best Science Fiction of the Year #9. Ed. Terry Carr (New York: Ballantine Books, 1980), 325-59; in his A Pursuit of Miracles (North Adelaide, SA, Australia: Aphelion Publications, 1990), 131-64; and in The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection. Ed. Rob Gerrand (Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Black Inc., 2004), 211-38.

Holding Institutions

A, M, Merril, MoU-St

Author Note

Australian author (1916-97).

Full Text

1978 Turner, George [Reginald] (1916-97). “In a Petri Dish, Upstairs.” Rooms of Paradise. Ed. Lee [John] Harding (Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Quartet, 1978), 152-82. Rpt. in The Best Science Fiction of the Year #9. Ed. Terry Carr (New York: Ballantine Books, 1980), 325-59; in his A Pursuit of Miracles (North Adelaide, SA, Australia: Aphelion Publications, 1990), 131-64; and in The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection. Ed. Rob Gerrand (Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Black Inc., 2004), 211-38. A, M, Merril, MoU-St

Elements of both eutopia and dystopia. A new society emerges in satellites orbiting Earth. The society has common property, authoritarian “communal fathers”, and a system of effective slavery. Earth also has centralized power, but, with a dramatically lower population brought about by a series of catastrophes, it has abundance for all. The story is about conflicts between the satellites and Earth. Australian author.