OPUS 090, The Year of the Jackpot

OPUS 090, The Year of the Jackpot
OPUS 090
THE YEAR OF THE JACKPOT
 
OPUS Number
090
Box Number
032
Title
Year of the Jackpot, The
Category
Manuscript
Type
novelette
Dates, approximate
written September 1951
Pages
95
Description
File contains published story in Galaxy, March 1952. Manuscript draft with extensive hand-edits. Letter from Bob Silverberg to Joan Nagy at Hawthorn Books saying they’d printed a defective version of the story.
Publication
Galaxy Science Fiction in October 1952 and collected into The Menace From Earth (1959); a notably defective text was published in the Robert Silverberg anthology Windows into Tomorrow (Hawthorne,1974); Other Anthology appearances: Off The Main Sequence:  The Other Science Fiction of Robert Heinlein (ed. Andrew Wheeler; introductions by Greg Bear and Michael Cassutt:  SFBC, October 2005).  Other Anthology appearances:  Shadow of Tomorrow (ed. Frederik Pohl, Permabooks, 1953); Second Galaxy Reader of Science Fiction (ed. Horace L. Gold, Crown, 1954); The End of the World (ed. Donald A. Wollheim, Ace, 1956); Science Fiction for People Who Hate Science Fiction (ed. Terry Carr, Doubleday, 1966); Nightmare Age (ed. Frederik Pohl, Ballantine, 1970); A Shocking Thing (ed. Damon Knight, Pocket, 1974); Looking Ahead (ed. Dick Allen and Lori Allen, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1975)
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Original File Name
00000681_OPUS90.pdf
Notes
the story title was mentioned in correspondence as early as October 1949, and the story idea was offered to Argosy in January 1950