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Issue Details: First known date: 1974 1974
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A collection of stories dealing with core anthropological issues, such as the definition of 'human', the role of adaptation in human evolution, the development of social groups and establishment of complex societies, and appreciation of other cultural systems and the relation of humans to the universe. While each story has been chosen on the basis of its anthropologically related content, not all of them are clear examples of thought experiments.

[Source: Ilan and Dragan Jakimovska. "Text as Laboratory: Science Fiction Literature as Anthroplogical Thought Experiment." Antropologija 10.2 (2010)]


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The Cage, A. Bertram Chandler , 1950-1957 single work short story science fiction

After landing safely on an unexplored planet the 53 surviving crew members of the Lode Star find themselves trapped when their space ship's atomic reactors explode. It is then that they are forced to confront not only their immediate survival but the long-term future of their new civilisation. Fundamental objectives like, food, clothing and shelter become scarce, while relationships between men and women are made on grounds other than love. Complicating matters is the fact that the men outnumber the women. And then they encounter the planet's original inhabitants... a species which wants to 'scientifically' examine these newcomers.

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