"Settling the World"

Title"Settling the World"
Year for Search1975
AuthorsHarrison, M[ichael] John (b. 1945)
Secondary AuthorsDisch, Thomas M[ichael](1940-2008)
Tertiary AuthorsHarrison, M. John
Secondary TitleThe New Improved Sun: An Anthology of Utopian S-F
Pagination117-43
Date Published1975
PublisherHarper & Row
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

An odd utopia in which god has been found behind the moon and brought back to Earth, where what appears to be a eutopia of peace, plenty, and security develops. But god is an immense beetle, which no one notices, and beetles are replacing humans in positions of authority.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in Best SF: 75. The Ninth Annual. Ed. Harry Harrison and Brian W. Aldiss (Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1976), 126-53; and in his The Ice Monkey and other stories (London: Victor Gollancz, 1983), 59-79.

Holding Institutions

NLS, PSt

Author Note

(b. 1945)

Full Text

1975 Harrison, M[ichael] John (b. 1945). “Settling the World.” The New Improved Sun: An Anthology of Utopian S-F. Ed. Thomas M[ichael] Disch (New York: Harper & Row, 1975), 117-43. Rpt. in Best SF: 75. The Ninth Annual. Ed. Harry Harrison and Brian W. Aldiss (Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1976), 126-53; and in his The Ice Monkey and other stories (London: Victor Gollancz, 1983), 59-79. NLS, PSt

An odd utopia in which god has been found behind the moon and brought back to Earth, where what appears to be a eutopia of peace, plenty, and security develops. But god is an immense beetle, which no one notices, and beetles are replacing humans in positions of authority.