"The Voice of the Dolphins"

Title"The Voice of the Dolphins"
Year for Search1961
AuthorsSzilard, Leo (1898-1964)
Secondary TitleThe Voice of the Dolphins and Other Stores
Pagination19-72
Date Published1961
PublisherSimon and Schuster
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsEnglish author, German author, Hungarian author, Male author, US author
Annotation

A story with eutopian elements in which scientists discover how to communicate with dolphins, who are immensely more intelligent than humans. An institute is founded that uses the dolphin’s ideas, which eliminates hunger, reduce population growth, and ultimately ends the possibility of nuclear war.

Additional Publishers

Exp. ed. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1992), 47-100. With an Introduction by Barton J. Bernstein (3-43, 175-82) and an “Afterword” by Helen Weiss (171-72).

Holding Institutions

MoU-St, PSt

Author Note

The author (1898-1964), a nuclear physicist, was born in Hungary and was educated there and in Germany, where he had moved in 1919. He moved to England in 1933 and the U. S. in 1938, where he was involved in the Manhattan Project to build an atomic bomb.

Full Text

1961 Szilard, Leo (1898-1964). “The Voice of the Dolphins.” In his The Voice of the Dolphins and Other Stores (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961), 19-72. Exp. ed. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1992), 47-100. With an Introduction by Barton J. Bernstein (3-43, 175-82) and an “Afterword” by Helen Weiss (171-72). MoU-St, PSt

A story with eutopian elements in which scientists discover how to communicate with dolphins, who are immensely more intelligent than humans. An institute is founded that uses the dolphin’s ideas, which eliminates hunger, reduce population growth, and ultimately ends the possibility of nuclear war. The author, a nuclear physicist, was born in Hungary and was educated there and in Germany, where he had moved in 1919. He moved to England in 1933 and the U. S. in 1938, where he was involved in the Manhattan Project to build an atomic bomb.