"Coventry"

Title"Coventry"
Year for Search1940
AuthorsHeinlein, Robert A[nson](1907-88)
Secondary TitleAstounding Science Fiction (New York)
Volume / Edition 25.5
Pagination56-93
Date PublishedJuly 1940
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Dystopias and a eutopia set after the revolution against the religious dystopia of Heinlein’s 1940 “If This Goes On”, better known as Revolt in 2100. Four societies are depicted, three of them in the area known as Coventry and the fourth the eutopian society created after the revolution that sends people to Coventry as a punishment for harming another citizen. The three dystopias are New America, a corrupt democracy; the Free State, a dictatorship; and the Angels, the remnants of the overthrown religious dystopia.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in his The Past Through Tomorrow: “Future History” Stories (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1967), 471-508; and in The Future History of Robert Heinlein: Volume II. Vol. 23 of the Virginia edition of his works (Houston, TX: The Virginia Edition, 2010), 181-230.

Holding Institutions

Merril

Author Note

(1907-88)

Full Text

1940 Heinlein, Robert A[nson] (1907-88). “Coventry.” Astounding Science Fiction (New York) 25.5 (July 1940): 56-93. Rpt. in his The Past Through Tomorrow: “Future History” Stories (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1967), 471-508; and in The Future History of Robert Heinlein: Volume II. Vol. 23 of the Virginia edition of his works (Houston, TX: The Virginia Edition, 2010), 181-230. Merril

Dystopias and a eutopia set after the revolution against the religious dystopia of Heinlein’s 1940 “If This Goes On”, better known as Revolt in 2100. Four societies are depicted, three of them in the area known as Coventry and the fourth the eutopian society created after the revolution that sends people to Coventry as a punishment for harming another citizen. The three dystopias are New America, a corrupt democracy; the Free State, a dictatorship; and the Angels, the remnants of the overthrown religious dystopia.