“Sandra,” George P. Elliott, 1953

“Sandra,” George P. Elliott, 1953 – A disturbing portrayal of marriage as a (literal) master-slave relationship; also, a discussion of class, hierarchy, and despair.

Comments:  Themes of power, master/slave, marriage, sex.  Read in A Treasury of Science Fiction.  Reminds me a bit of Gene Wolfe’s The Fifth Head of Cerberus.

Author: Encyclopedia of Science Fiction entry: “(1918-1980) US writer and academic, many of whose short stories were sf or fantasy, the first of genre interest being “The Hill” (February 1948 Pacific).”  The George P. Elliott papers are available at Washington University in St. Louis.


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