Sam Hall

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Anderson, Poul. "Sam Hall." Astounding Aug. 1953. Coll. The Best of Poul Anderson. New York: Pocket, 1976. Rpt. Science Fiction Thinking Machines, q.v. under Anthologies.

Shows a computerized police state; cf. K. Crossen's Year of Consent (1954; q.v.). Discussed by Warrick 141-42 (see under Literary Criticism). The "priesthood of Matilda the machine" and the limited powers of this female computer in "SH" are discussed by V. Broege, "Images of Female Computers" (Erlich and Dunn, eds.,Clockwork Worlds 190), q.v. under Literary Criticism.