The R-Master

TitleThe R-Master
Year for Search1973
AuthorsDickson, Gordon R[upert](1923-2001)
Date Published1973
PublisherJ. B. Lippincott
Place PublishedPhiladelphia, PA
KeywordsCanadian author, Male author, US author
Annotation

Flawed utopia governed by the bureaucracy of the Earth Council, which presents itself as governing in the interests of the people but in fact controls them and governs in its own interest. The society has an ideology of complete freedom, but a hidden practice of constant control. 

Additional Publishers

Rev. and exp. as The Last Master. New York: Tor, 1984.

Title Note

Rev. and exp. as The Last Master.

Holding Institutions

Merril, MoU-St, PSt

Author Note

The author (1923-2001) was born in Canada and was in the U. S. from age 13 but is considered by many as a typically Canadian author.

Full Text

1973 Dickson, Gordon R[upert] (1923-2001). The R-Master. Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott. Rev. and exp. as The Last Master. New York: Tor, 1984. Merril, MoU-St, PSt

Flawed utopia governed by the bureaucracy of the Earth Council, which presents itself as governing in the interests of the people but in fact controls them and governs in its own interest. The society has an ideology of complete freedom, but a hidden practice of constant control. Although Dickson moved to the US at age 13, his work is considered by Canadian scholars to be characteristically Canadian.