"The Shaker Revival"

Title"The Shaker Revival"
Year for Search1970
AuthorsJonas, Gerald(b. 1935)
Secondary TitleGalaxy Science Fiction
Volume / Edition29.5
Pagination4-33
Date PublishedFebruary 1970
KeywordsMale author
Annotation

A new Shaker sect called The United Society of Believers (Revived) has more than 100,000  members after only four years, most under eighteen years old and very few “feebies” (those over 30) are accepted. The basic creed is the “Four Noes”–“No hate, No war, No money, No sex”. They establish a rock band that is immensely popular. The setting for the revival is a world with heavy drug use and emphasis on sexual and other gratification. Full time consumers belonged to the “Contract Consumer Corps”, and producers are considered lower class. All African Americans live in ghettos, and there is a wall around Harlem. The Shakers, or the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing were a religious group practicing celibacy that originated in England in the eighteenth century and established a number of communities in the U. S.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in World’s Best Science Fiction 1971. Ed. Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr (New York: Ace Books, 1971), 263-92; and in The Ruins of Earth: An Anthology of Stories of the Immediate Future. Ed. Thomas M[ichael] Disch (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1971), 240-67

Holding Institutions

Merril, PSt

Author Note

(b. 1935)

Full Text

1970 Jonas, Gerald (b. 1935). “The Shaker Revival.” Galaxy Science Fiction 29.5 (February 1970): 4-33. Rpt. in World’s Best Science Fiction 1971. Ed. Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr (New York: Ace Books, 1971), 263-92; and in The Ruins of Earth: An Anthology of Stories of the Immediate Future. Ed. Thomas M[ichael] Disch (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1971), 240-67. Merril, PSt

A new Shaker sect called The United Society of Believers (Revived) has more than 100,000  members after only four years, most under eighteen years old and very few “feebies” (those over 30) are accepted. The basic creed is the “Four Noes”–“No hate, No war, No money, No sex”. They establish a rock band that is immensely popular. The setting for the revival is a world with heavy drug use and emphasis on sexual and other gratification. Full time consumers belonged to the “Contract Consumer Corps”, and producers are considered lower class. All African Americans live in ghettos, and there is a wall around Harlem. The Shakers, or the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing were a religious group practicing celibacy that originated in England in the eighteenth century and established a number of communities in the U. S.