OPUS#084 Intelligence Undying

OPUS: #084
Title: Intelligence Undying
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1936
Type: short story
「自分の記憶と知識を新生児に移植することで、世代を超えた人生を送りつける科学者を描いた」 – マイク・アシュリー著; 牧眞司訳『SF雑誌の歴史 : パルプマガジンの饗宴』(東京創元社, 2004.7) p. 140

“In this story, we read about a succession of generations, extending through the centuries. It presents a most impressive picture for the future of our world, as the generations carry the message of extraordinary and increasing intelligence down through the ages.” — AMZ 10(9)

“How would you like to live forever? Or have at least a part of you live forever? Naturally, the world would be lucky to have you around so long, you being so loaded with smarts, and all. But maybe everyone would come to depend too much on your venerable and constant support. Would it be a blessing or a curse? Can there be too much of a good thing? Read on.”–Fantastic, Vol. 27, no. 5


  • Amazing Stories, Vol. 10, no. 9, April 1936, (Apr 1936, ed. T. O’Conor Sloane, publ. Teck Publications, Inc., $0.25, 148pp, Pulp, magazine), pp. 13-26. Cover: Leo Morey; illustrated by Leo Morey
  • Amazing Stories, April 1966, (Apr 1966, ed. Joseph Ross, publ. Ultimate Publishing Co., Inc., $0.50, 196pp, Digest, magazine), pp. 45-63. Cover: Paul , Fuqua , Wesso
  • Fantastic, Vol. 27, no. 5, April 1979, (Apr 1979, ed. Omar Gohagen, publ. Ultimate Publishing Co., Inc., $1.50, 132pp, Digest, magazine), pp. 18-38.


  • Review by Everett F. Bleiler (1998) in Science-Fiction: The Gernsback Years

ebook: https://archive.org/details/FantasticV27N05197904