"Smart Alec"

Title"Smart Alec"
Year for Search1999
AuthorsBaker, Kage [Kate Genevieve](1952-2010)
Secondary TitleAsimov's Science Fiction
Volume / Edition 23.9 (284)
Pagination50-68
Date PublishedSeptember 1999
ISSN Number1065-6298
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

A dystopia in which all the health and social worries of the late 20th century have been enforced and become social practice. Children do not play together for fear of disease. Only licensed adults are allowed to hug a child. Only healthy foods are allowed.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in Isaac Asimov’s Utopias. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois and Sheila Williams (New York: Ace Books, 2000), 169-201 with a note on 169

Info Notes

Continued in her “Monster Story.” Asimov’s Science Fiction 25.6 (305) (June 2001): 54-69

Holding Institutions

CU-Riv, Merril, PSt

Author Note

Female author (1952-2010).

Full Text

1999 Baker, Kage [Kate Genevieve] (1952-2010). “Smart Alec.” Asimov’s Science Fiction 23.9 (284) (September 1999): 50-68. Rpt. in Isaac Asimov’s Utopias. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois and Sheila Williams (New York: Ace Books, 2000), 169-201 with a note on 169. CU-Riv, Merril, PSt

A dystopia in which all the health and social worries of the late 20th century have been enforced and become social practice. Children do not play together for fear of disease. Only licensed adults are allowed to hug a child. Only healthy foods are allowed. Continued in her “Monster Story.” Asimov’s Science Fiction 25.6 (305) (June 2001): 54-69. Female author.