"The Undercity"

Title"The Undercity"
Year for Search1973
AuthorsKoontz, Dean R[ay](b. 1945)
Secondary AuthorsElwood, Roger [Paul](1943-2007)
Secondary TitleFuture City
Pagination81-95
Date Published1973
PublisherTrident
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Crime in a eutopian city of the future told from the point of view of a professional criminal. Most things like gambling, drugs, and sex that had financed the underworld in the past are now legal and even murder has been replaced by the “code duello”. But there are still many opportunities for the creative professional.

Additional Publishers

Book rpt. (New York: Pocket Books, 1974), 67-81; and story rpt. in The City 2000 A. D.: Urban Life Through Science Fiction. Ed. Ralph Clem, Martin Harry Greenberg, and Joseph Olander (Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Crest, 1976), 218-30; and in Criminal Justice Through Science Fiction. Ed. Joseph D. Olander and Martin Harry Greenberg (New York: New Viewpoints, 1977), 4-15, with an editors’ note on 3-4..

Holding Institutions

DLC, Merril, MoU-St, PSt

Author Note

(b. 1945)

Full Text

1973 Koontz, Dean R. (b. 1945). “The Undercity.” Future City. Ed. Roger [Paul] Elwood (New York: Trident, 1973), 81-95; Book rpt. (New York: Pocket Books, 1974), 67-81; and story rpt. in The City 2000 A. D.: Urban Life Through Science Fiction. Ed. Ralph Clem, Martin Harry Greenberg, and Joseph Olander (Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Crest, 1976), 218-30; and in Criminal Justice Through Science Fiction. Ed. Joseph D. Olander and Martin Harry Greenberg (New York: New Viewpoints, 1977), 4-15, with an editors’ note on 3-4. DLC, Merril, MoU-St, PSt

Crime in a eutopian city of the future told from the point of view of a professional criminal. Most things like gambling, drugs, and sex that had financed the underworld in the past are now legal and even murder has been replaced by the “code duello”. But there are still many opportunities for the creative professional.