Isaac Asimov Presents Pennterra

TitleIsaac Asimov Presents Pennterra
Year for Search1987
AuthorsMoffett, Judith (b. 1942)
Date Published1987
PublisherCongdon & Weed
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsFemale author
Annotation

Troubled eutopia. Society of Friends (Quaker) society settlement on a planet named after William Penn (1644-1718), the Quaker founder of Pennsylvania. The novel is primarily concerned with relations between the settlers and the indigenous inhabitants, who prohibit settlement outside a small valley and the use of much technology. The society of the indigenes, who are constantly aware of each other and plants and animals, is presented in eutopian terms. A second group of settlers who are not Quakers and refuse to accept the restrictions. The indigenes are called Hrossa, which is the same name use by C. S. Lewis in Out of the Silent Planet (1938).

Additional Publishers

Rpt. Toronto, ON, Canada: Worldwide, 1988. Often listed as Pennterra, but this is the title on the title page. Rpt. with no reference to an earlier publication as Pennterra. Blacksburg, VA: Fantastic Books, 2009. Advertized as with rev. text, but I can find no differences. The copyright page, which lists the pages on which previously published poems appear, is identical to that in the earlier publication, but since the type sizes are different, these page numbers are wrong. Extracts from her own previously published poem are from “Unicorn” in her Whinny Moor Crossing (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1984), 74-76

Info Notes

With an introduction entitled “Nonviolence” by Isaac Asimov (xi-xiii). 

Title Note

Often listed as Pennterra, but Isaac Asimov Presents Pennterra is the title on the title page. 

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

Female author (b. 1942)

Full Text

1987 Moffett, Judith [L.]  (b. 1942). Isaac Asimov Presents Pennterra. New York: Congdon & Weed with an introduction entitled “Nonviolence” by Isaac Asimov (xi-xiii). Rpt. Toronto, ON, Canada: Worldwide, 1988. Often listed as Pennterra, but this is the title on the title page. Rpt. with no reference to an earlier publication as Pennterra. Blacksburg, VA: Fantastic Books, 2009. Advertized as with rev. text, but I can find no differences. The copyright page, which lists the pages on which previously published poems appear, is identical to that in the earlier publication, but since the type sizes are different, these page numbers are wrong. Extracts from her own previously published poem are from “Unicorn” in her Whinny Moor Crossing (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1984), 74-76. PSt

Troubled eutopia. Society of Friends (Quaker) society settlement on a planet named after William Penn (1644-1718), the Quaker founder of Pennsylvania. The novel is primarily concerned with relations between the settlers and the indigenous inhabitants, who prohibit settlement outside a small valley and the use of much technology. The society of the indigenes, who are constantly aware of each other and plants and animals, is presented in eutopian terms. A second group of settlers are not Quakers and refuse to accept the restrictions. The indigenes are called Hrossa, which is the same name used in 1938 Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet. Female author.