"The Statics"

Title"The Statics"
Year for Search1955
AuthorsHigh, Philip E[mpson](1914-2006)
Secondary TitleAuthentic Science Fiction Monthly
Volume / Editionno. 61
Pagination115-129
Date PublishedSeptember 1955
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Science fiction story set in a utopian future with a balanced economy, everyone fed and healthy, and with no crime. The story focuses on an investigation of the supposed murder of a man hoping to genetically modify humans so that they could live on other planets, something that was opposed by the Stasis Party, the dominant political party on Earth. The investigation reveals much about the authoritarian nature of the society.

Author Note

(1914-2006)

Full Text

1955 High, Philip E[mpson] (1914-2006). “The Statics.” Authentic Science Fiction Monthly, no. 61 (September 1955): 115-129.

Science fiction story set in a utopian future with a balanced economy, everyone fed and healthy, and with no crime. The story focuses on an investigation of the supposed murder of a man hoping to genetically modify humans so that they could live on other planets, something that was opposed by the Stasis Party, the dominant political party on Earth. The investigation reveals much about the authoritarian nature of the society.