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Planners, the (1968) [Short Story]
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Summary :

Dr. Darin's life is slowly driving him into a state of indifferent insanity. Everyone and everything seems out to destroy him -- the tour group of journalists that simply can't resist turning on him for his "experiments" with primates, publishing so-called "statements" that he did not make, discussing methods and procedures that they never witnessed. His wife -- their familiarity breeding mutual contempt between them, not to mention her constant cheating... These are starting to drive him into ridiculous fantasies that are harder to separate from reality each time, where he sees people and things that aren't there and where facets of his personality take on surprising forms.

All of us experience stress in varying degrees... truck drivers, doctors, janitors, lawyers... scientists. This story about the humanity of a scientist outside of his god-like profession is striking in its portrayal of the human condition. Hard SF at its best.

Original title: The Planners
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience Fiction

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF, the (1994) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Edgar Allan Poe , Ursula K. Le Guin , David Brin , Rudyard Kipling , Alfred Bester , Isaac Asimov , Philip K. Dick , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Robert A. Heinlein , Anne McCaffrey , Jules Verne , H. G. Wells , William Gibson , Frederik Pohl , Cordwainer Smith , Greg Bear , Bruce Sterling , Gregory Benford , Poul Anderson , James Blish , Larry Niven , Vernor Vinge , James Tiptree, Jr. , Rudy Rucker , Michael F. Flynn , Clifford D. Simak , James P. Hogan , Henry Kuttner , Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore , Cyril M. Kornbluth , Bob Shaw , Theodore Sturgeon , J. G. Ballard , Gene Wolfe , Gordon R. Dickson , Robert L. Forward , Ed Bryant , Dean Ing , Ian Watson , John M. Ford , Kate Wilhelm , Hal Clement , Randall Garrett , Raymond F. Jones , Philip Latham , Miles J. Breuer , Tom Godwin , John Sladek , Raymond Z. Gallun , Hilbert Schenck , Richard Grant , Theodore L. Thomas , Donald M. Kingsbury , George Turner , Katherine MacLean , Don A. Stuart

Edition #1: The Planners

The Planners (1968)
Awards: Nebula: Short Story (1968)
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Language: English

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