"A Voice Across The Years"

Title"A Voice Across The Years"
Year for Search1932
Authors[Pratt], [Inga Marie Stephens](1906-70), and Pratt, [Murray] Fletcher(1897-1956)
Tertiary AuthorsStephens, I. M. [pseud.], and Pratt, Fletcher
Secondary TitleAmazing Stories Quarterly (Dunnellen, NJ)
Volume / Edition 5.1
Pagination2-73
Date PublishedWinter 1932
KeywordsEnglish author, Female author, Male author
Annotation

Mostly interplanetary adventure but describes a scientifically advanced alien civilization. Eugenics–children are tested and sterilized or killed if they have criminal tendencies. Rigid class system run by scientists. Young adults are tested by having to survive in a wilderness where killing is the norm. Cities are all in very tall buildings generally built on unproductive land. Education through sleep teaching.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. as Alien Planet. New York: Avalon, 1962; and New York: Ace Books, 1962.

Title Note

Rpt. as Alien Planet

Pseudonym

I. M. Stephens [pseud. of Inga Marie Stephens Pratt

Holding Institutions

CU-Riv, Merril

Author Note

Inga (1906-70) Fletcher (1897-1956)

Full Text

1932 [Pratt, Inga Marie Stephens] (1906-70) and [Murray] Fletcher Pratt (1897-1956). “A Voice Across The Years.” By I. M. Stephens [pseud.] and [Murray] Fletcher Pratt. Amazing Stories Quarterly (Dunnellen, IL) 5.1 (Winter 1932): 2-73. Rpt. as Alien Planet. New York: Avalon, 1962; and New York: Ace Books, 1962. CU-Riv, Merril

Mostly interplanetary adventure but describes a scientifically advanced alien civilization. Eugenics–children are tested and sterilized or killed if they have criminal tendencies. Rigid class system run by scientists. Young adults are tested by having to survive in a wilderness where killing is the norm. Cities are all in very tall buildings generally built on unproductive land. Education through sleep teaching. Female co-author.