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ERIC Number: ED112299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Pages: 64
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Reference Count: 0
Drug Themes in Science Fiction. National Institute on Drug Abuse Research Issues 9.
Silverberg, Robert
This booklet is part of a series most of which focus on empirical research findings and major theoretical approaches in the area of drug usage. In this volume, the author has compiled a group of English-language short stories and novels which deal with the use of mind-altering drugs, all written since 1900 and falling within the literary category of science fiction. (Not included are stories dealing with drugs whose effects are primarily on the body rather than the mind--immortality serums, for example.) The majority of the stories included in the study date from the post-1965 period, when the wide use of drugs first pervaded the national life. Included is an overview of drug themes in science fiction and an annotated bibliography of 75 novels. (Author/HMV)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.; Documentation Associates, Los Angeles, CA.