"Temptress of Planet Delight"

Title"Temptress of Planet Delight"
Year for Search1953
AuthorsCurtis, Betsy [Elizabeth M.](1918-2002)
Secondary TitlePlanet Stories
Volume / Edition5.12
Pagination4-31
Date PublishedMay 1953
KeywordsFemale author
Annotation

Bureaucratic dystopia in the process of being overthrown with the potential of becoming a eutopia. Permits required for everything; rationing for everything even though the planet produces enough for all. Eugenic experiment designed to produce the perfect bureaucrat. Anyone who forgets a permit loses their job; these people revolt with the assistance of beings of pure energy, who can choose to become material, who are never explained.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. with the author as B. Curtis in Planet Stories (British Edition), no. 7 (nd): 4-31.

Holding Institutions

C, Merril

Author Note

Female author (1918-2002).

Full Text

1953 Curtis, Betsy [Elizabeth M.] (1918-2002). “Temptress of Planet Delight.” Planet Stories 5.12 (May 1953): 4-31. Rpt. with the author as B. Curtis in Planet Stories (British Edition), no. 7 (nd): 4-31. C, Merril

Bureaucratic dystopia in the process of being overthrown with the potential of becoming a eutopia. Permits required for everything; rationing for everything even though the planet produces enough for all. Eugenic experiment designed to produce the perfect bureaucrat. Anyone who forgets a permit loses their job; these people revolt with the assistance of beings of pure energy, who can choose to become material, who are never explained. Female author.