[LMB] OT: I need help finding the title of a particular classic SFstory

David Bernat dbernat at gol.com
Wed Nov 21 09:41:46 GMT 2018


"Matthew George" <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:

>I once found a particular short story that I'd been searching for, kept
>careful note of its title and author... and now I find that I've misplaced
>both.
>
>There was a trope used in various works (novels to short fiction) by
>different authors around the mid '60s to early '70s:  people were isolated
>from mainstream society, began experimenting with free love and drugs, and
>ultimately gained superhuman intelligence and powers.  It was this big
>thing for a while.  The story I'm looking for is the first, the one that
>marked the beginning of the trend.

Perhaps the trend goes back further.

Wilmar Shiras wrote on a related theme in 1948.

Theodore Sturgeon wrote on a related theme in 1950 and again in 1953.

John D. Macdonald wrote on a related theme in the late 1940s.





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