"The Weariest River"

Title"The Weariest River"
Year for Search1973
AuthorsScortia, Thomas N[icholas](1926-86)
Secondary AuthorsElwood, Roger [Paul](1943-2007)
Secondary TitleFuture City
Pagination108-48
Date Published1973
PublisherTrident Books
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Dystopia of immortality, which is for sale from the Company. Immortality had produced poverty and intense conflict between old and young. Sexually the young desire the old and vice versa. At an undefined point the old are placed in ‘kraals’ where they are essentially entombed but unable to die. The story is told from the viewpoint of the inventor of immortality, who stresses the guilt he feels.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. (New York: Pocket Book, 1974), 94-134; and in his Caution! Inflammable! (New York: Bantam Books, 1976), 230-70.

Holding Institutions

DLC, Merril, MoU-St, PSt

Author Note

(1926-86)

Full Text

1973 Scortia, Thomas N[icholas] (1926-86). “The Weariest River.” Future City. Ed. Roger [Paul] Elwood (New York: Trident Books, 1973), 108-48. Rpt. (New York: Pocket Book, 1974), 94-134; and in his Caution! Inflammable! (New York: Bantam Books, 1976), 230-70. DLC, Merril, MoU-St, PSt

Dystopia of immortality, which is for sale from the Company. Immortality had produced poverty and intense conflict between old and young. Sexually the young desire the old and vice versa. At an undefined point the old are placed in ‘kraals’ where they are essentially entombed but unable to die. The story is told from the viewpoint of the inventor of immortality, who stresses the guilt he feels.