Seeds of Change

TitleSeeds of Change
Year for Search1975
AuthorsMonteleone, Thomas F[rancis](b. 1946)
Date Published1975
PublisherLaser Books
Place PublishedDon Mills, ON, Canada
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Authoritarian dystopia set in Denver 200 years in the future. The society is technologically far advanced and computers are used to identify possible deviations from the genetic norm. Escapees have established an underground complex outside the city, and they ultimately defeat and destroy the city.

Additional Publishers

Parts published originally as “Chicago.” Future City. Ed. Roger [Paul] Elwood (New York: Trident Press, 1973), 219-35. Rpt. (New York: Pocket Book, 1974), 203-20; “Good and Faithful Servant.” Amazing Science Fiction Stories 49.5 (March 1976): 110-18; “Breath’s A Ware That Will Not Keep.” Dystopian Visions. Ed. Roger [Paul] Elwood (Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1975), 2-19; and “Far From Eve and Morning.” Amazing Science Fiction Stories 51.1 (October 1977): 20-29, 91. 

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

(b. 1946)

Full Text

1977 Monteleone, Thomas F[rancis] (b. 1946). The Time-Swept City. New York: Popular Library. Parts published originally as “Chicago.” Future City. Ed. Roger [Paul] Elwood (New York: Trident Press, 1973), 219-35. Rpt. (New York: Pocket Book, 1974), 203-20; “Good and Faithful Servant.” Amazing Science Fiction Stories 49.5 (March 1976): 110-18; “Breath’s A Ware That Will Not Keep.” Dystopian Visions. Ed. Roger [Paul] Elwood (Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1975), 2-19; and “Far From Eve and Morning.” Amazing Science Fiction Stories 51.1 (October 1977): 20-29, 91. Merril, PSt

Dystopia. The connected stories are about the city of Chicago over huge reaches of time into the future. The city becomes more and more automated and the inhabitants less and less necessary until the city becomes an automatic self-repairing system with no inhabitants. Outside the city humanity has regressed to a primitive level.