Prompt: Insiders (group 1)

How do images of the insider work in American SF at mid-century? Thinking about—for example—ideas of inside knowledge, expertise, secrecy, subculture, the elite, the code, the jargon, or the club, describe and analyze a connection between one of the texts we have read this past week and the opening chapters of Pohl and Kornbluth’s novel. The texts to think about include the newspaper excerpts as well as the three stories from the anthology. The connection can be microscopic, nanotubular even—or macroscopic, nebular.

Essays forbidden. Stop after paragraph number two.

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