"Pursuit of Excellence"

Title"Pursuit of Excellence"
Year for Search1984
AuthorsYount, Rena
Secondary AuthorsKnight, Damon [Francis](1922-2002)
Secondary TitleThe Clarion Awards
Pagination155-75
Date Published1984
PublisherDoubleday
Place PublishedGarden City, NY
KeywordsFemale author
Annotation

Dystopia of a future in which, if the parents can afford it, children can be engineered for appearance, higher intelligence, and specific skills. The story focuses on a mother wants her ideal daughter and is willing to give up her normal husband and son to be able to pay for her engineering.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: Bluejay Books, 1985), 302-18 with an editor’s note on 301.

Holding Institutions

Merril

Author Note

Female author.

Full Text

1984 Yount, Rena. “Pursuit of Excellence.” The Clarion Awards. Ed. Damon Knight (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1984), 155-75. Rpt. in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: Bluejay Books, 1985), 302-18 with an editor’s note on 301. Merril

Dystopia of a future in which, if the parents can afford it, children can be engineered for appearance, higher intelligence, and specific skills. The story focuses on a mother who wants her ideal daughter and is willing to give up her normal husband and son to be able to pay for her daughter’s engineering. Female author.