If This Goes On--

TitleIf This Goes On--
Year for Search1940
AuthorsHeinlein, Robert A[nson](1907-88)
Secondary TitleAstounding Science-Fiction (New York)
Volume / Edition24.6 - 7
Pagination9-40, 118-51
Date PublishedFebruary - March 1940
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

An American theocracy and the revolt against it.

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Rpt. in his The Past Through Tomorrow: “Future History” Stories (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1967), 361-470; and as part of Revolt in 2100: The Prophets and the Triumph of Reason Over Superstition (Chicago, IL: Shasta Publisher, 1953), 21-221, with two stories that are loosely related to “If This Goes On–”, “Coventry” (222-88), which is a utopia (see 1940 Heinlein, “Coventry”) and “Misfit” (289-317), which is non-utopian and reprinted from Astounding Science-Fiction (New York) 24.3 (November 1939): 53-67. In addition Revolt in 2100 contains “The Innocent Eye: An Introduction” by Henry Kuttner (9-12) and “Concerning Stories Never Written” by Heinlein (13-19). Book rpt. without the subtitle New York: New American Library, 1955 with Kuttner’s introduction (9-10); “‘If This Goes On–’” (11-129), “Coventry” (129-170), “Misfit” (170-88), and “Concerning Stories Never Written: Postscript” (189-92); and New York: Baen Books, 1981 with Kuttner’s introduction (ix-x); “‘If This Goes On–’” (1-139), “Coventry” (141-186), “Misfit” (187-208), and “Concerning Stories Never Written: Postscript” (209-13); as Revolt in 2100 & Methuselah’s Children. New York: Baen, 1999. with Kuttner’s introduction (3-5), “‘If This Goes On–’” (7-174), “Coventry” (175-233), “Misfit” (235-60), and “Concerning Stories Never Written: Postscript” (261-66). U. K. ed. of Revolt in 2100. London: Gollancz, 1964 without the subtitle, Kuttner’s introduction, or “Concerning Stories Never Written”, with “‘If This Goes On–’” (9-209), “Coventry” (210-76), and “Misfit” (277-305).

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(1907-88)

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1940 Heinlein, Robert A[nson] (1907-88). “If This Goes On–.” Astounding Science-Fiction (New York) 24.6 - 7 (February - March 1940): 9-40, 118-51. Rpt. in his The Past Through Tomorrow: “Future History” Stories (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1967), 361-470; and as part of Revolt in 2100: The Prophets and the Triumph of Reason Over Superstition (Chicago, IL: Shasta Publisher, 1953), 21-221, with two stories that are loosely related to “If This Goes On–”, “Coventry” (222-88), which is a utopia (see 1940 Heinlein, “Coventry”) and “Misfit” (289-317), which is non-utopian and reprinted from Astounding Science-Fiction (New York) 24.3 (November 1939): 53-67. In addition Revolt in 2100 contains “The Innocent Eye: An Introduction” by Henry Kuttner (9-12) and “Concerning Stories Never Written” by Heinlein (13-19). Book rpt. without the subtitle New York: New American Library, 1955 with Kuttner’s introduction (9-10); “‘If This Goes On–’” (11-129), “Coventry” (129-170), “Misfit” (170-88), and “Concerning Stories Never Written: Postscript” (189-92); and New York: Baen Books, 1981 with Kuttner’s introduction (ix-x); “‘If This Goes On–’” (1-139), “Coventry” (141-186), “Misfit” (187-208), and “Concerning Stories Never Written: Postscript” (209-13); as Revolt in 2100 & Methuselah’s Children. New York: Baen, 1999. with Kuttner’s introduction (3-5), “‘If This Goes On–’” (7-174), “Coventry” (175-233), “Misfit” (235-60), and “Concerning Stories Never Written: Postscript” (261-66). U. K. ed. of Revolt in 2100. London: Gollancz, 1964 without the subtitle, Kuttner’s introduction, or “Concerning Stories Never Written”, with “‘If This Goes On–’” (9-209), “Coventry” (210-76), and “Misfit” (277-305). DLC, MoU-St, PSt

An American theocracy and the revolt against it.