"Conquest by Default"

Title"Conquest by Default"
Year for Search1968
AuthorsVinge, Vernor [Steffen](b. 1944)
Secondary TitleAnalog Science Fiction--Science Fact
Volume / Edition81.3
Pagination54-84
Date PublishedMay 1968
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Libertarian eutopia that presents a violent society as positive because no group can get large enough to hold formal power.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in Imperial Stars. Vol. 2 Republic and Empire. Ed. Jerry Pournelle with John F. Carr (New York: Baen, 1987), 252-89; in Vinge, Threats … and Other Promises (New York: Baen, 1988), 30-71; and in The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge (New York: Tor, 2001), 159-86 with notes by the author.

Holding Institutions

Merril, MoU-St

Author Note

(b. 1944)

Full Text

1968 Vinge, Vernor [Steffen] (b. 1944). “Conquest by Default.” Analog Science Fiction–Science Fact  81.3 (May 1968): 54-84. Rpt. in Imperial Stars. Vol. 2 Republic and Empire. Ed. Jerry Pournelle with John F. Carr (New York: Baen, 1987), 252-89; in Vinge, Threats … and Other Promises (New York: Baen, 1988), 30-71; and in The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge (New York: Tor, 2001), 159-86 with notes by the author. Merril, MoU-St

Libertarian eutopia that presents a violent society as positive because no group can get large enough to hold formal power.