"The Executioner"

Title"The Executioner"
Year for Search1956
AuthorsBudrys, Algis [Algirdas Jonas](1931-2008)
Secondary TitleAstounding Science Fiction (New York)
Volume / Edition56.5
Pagination8-38
Date PublishedJanuary 1956
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Standard authoritarian dystopia except for the judicial system which is based on a trial by ordeal. If you survive, you were innocent.

Additional Publishers

Rpt in Spectrum: A Science Fiction Anthology. Ed. Kingsley Amis and Robert Conquest (London: Victor Gollancz, 1961), 84-120. U. S. ed. (New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1961), 84-120

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

The author (1931-2008) was born in what was then East Prussia of Lithuanian parents and was brought to the U. S. by his parents when he was five.

Full Text

1956 Budrys, Algis [Algirdas Jonas] (1931-2008). “The Executioner.” Astounding Science Fiction (New York) 56.5 (January 1956): 8-38. Rpt in Spectrum: A Science Fiction Anthology. Ed. Kingsley Amis and Robert Conquest (London: Victor Gollancz, 1961), 84-120. U. S. ed. (New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1961), 84-120. PSt

Standard authoritarian dystopia except for the judicial system which is based on a trial by ordeal. If you survive, you were innocent. The author was born in what was then East Prussia of Lithuanian parents and was brought to the U. S. by his parents when he was five.