"Reap the Dark Tide"

Title"Reap the Dark Tide"
Year for Search1958
AuthorsKornbluth, C[yril] M[ichael](1923-58)
Tertiary AuthorsKornbluth, C. M.
Secondary TitleVanguard Science Fiction
Volume / Edition1.1
Pagination99-127
Date PublishedJune 1958
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Two dystopias, one at sea and one on land. The one at sea focuses on the desperate need to keep a convoy together and harvest enough to feed the thousands of people on each ship. The one on land develops into a cult of death. At the end of the story, one ship, expelled from a convoy, begins the process of starting over with land and sea connected.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. as “Shark Ship.” Rpt. in Dark Stars. Ed. Robert Silverberg (New York: Ballantine Books, 1968), 1-35; and in Voyages: Scenarios for a Ship Called Earth. Ed. Rob Sauer (New York: Zero Population Growth/Ballantine Books, 1971), 268-305.

Holding Institutions

CU-Riv, PSt

Full Text

1958 Kornbluth, Cyril M[ichael] (1923-58). “Reap the Dark Tide.” Vanguard Science Fiction 1.1 (June 1958): 99-127. Rpt. as “Shark Ship.” In Dark Stars. Ed. Robert Silverberg (New York: Ballantine Books, 1968), 1-35; and in Voyages: Scenarios for a Ship Called Earth. Ed. Rob Sauer (New York: Zero Population Growth/Ballantine Books, 1971), 268-305. CU-Riv, PSt

Two dystopias, one at sea and one on land. The one at sea focuses on the desperate need to keep a convoy together and harvest enough to feed the thousands of people on each ship. The one on land develops into a cult of death. At the end of the story, one ship, expelled from a convoy, begins the process of starting over with land and sea connected.