"Sterile Planet"

Title"Sterile Planet"
Year for Search1937
AuthorsSchachner, Nat[haniel](1895-1955)
Secondary TitleAstounding Stories
Volume / Edition19.5
Pagination52-73
Date PublishedJuly 1937
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

The sterile planet is Earth in 4260 because humans had ignored the prophecies of the early twentieth century and had “denuded the forests, plowed up the soil, meddled recklessly with the delicate balance of nature” (52). The story is primarily concerned with a battle between the so-called civilized and those who had been left behind when the last places with water had been captured and enclosed and a conflict between the authoritarian leader of the “civilized” and a scientist with a plan to restore Earth.

Illustration

Illus. [Elliott] Dold, [Jr.] (1889-1957)

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Author Note

(1895-1955)

Full Text

1937 Schachner, Nat[han] (1895-1955). “Sterile Planet.” Illus. [Elliott] Dold, [Jr.] (1889-1957). Astounding Stories 19.5 (July 1937): 52-73. PSt

The sterile planet is Earth in 4260 because humans had ignored the prophecies of the early twentieth century and had “denuded the forests, plowed up the soil, meddled recklessly with the delicate balance of nature” (52). The story is primarily concerned with a battle between the so-called civilized and those who had been left behind when the last places with water had been captured and enclosed and a conflict between the authoritarian leader of the “civilized” and a scientist with a plan to restore Earth.