"Newton's Sleep."

Title"Newton's Sleep."
Year for Search1991
AuthorsLe Guin, Ursula K[roeber](1929-2018)
Secondary AuthorsAronica, Lou, Stout, Amy, and Mitchell, Betsy
Secondary TitleFull Spectrum
Volume / Edition 3
Pagination251-74
Date Published1991
PublisherDoubleday
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

The story begins in a very brief dystopia of a future North America with a destroyed environment and constant regional wars. The story then moves to a satellite that is supposed to be a eutopia based on reason, but anti-Semitism and the struggle for power undermine the eutopia while, at the end, imagination seems to be beginning to reshape even the physical layout.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in her A Fisherman of the Inland Sea: Science Fiction Stories (New York: HarperPrism, 1994), 23-55

Info Notes

The title comes from William Blake (1757-1827), who wrote “May God us keep/From Single Vision and Newton’s sleep” in a letter of November 22, 1802 to Thomas Butt. The Letters of William Blake with Related Documents. 3rd ed. Ed. Geoffrey Keynes, Kt (Oxford, Eng.: Clarendon Press, 1980), 46.

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Author Note

Female author (1929-2018)

Full Text

1991 Le Guin, Ursula K[roeber] (1929-2018). “Newton’s Sleep.” Full Spectrum 3. Ed. Lou Aronica, Amy Stout, and Betsy Mitchell (New York: Doubleday, 1991), 251-74. Rpt. in her A Fisherman of the Inland Sea: Science Fiction Stories (New York: HarperPrism, 1994), 23-55. The title comes from William Blake (1757-1827), who wrote “May God us keep/From Single Vision and Newton’s sleep” in a letter of November 22, 1802 to Thomas Butt. The Letters of William Blake with Related Documents. 3rd ed. Ed. Geoffrey Keynes, Kt (Oxford, Eng.: Clarendon Press, 1980), 46. PSt

The story begins in a very brief dystopia of a future North America with a destroyed environment and constant regional wars. The story then moves to a satellite that is supposed to be a eutopia based on reason, but anti-Semitism and the struggle for power undermine the eutopia while, at the end, imagination seems to be beginning to reshape even the physical layout. Female author.