That Hideous Strength

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Lewis, C. S. That Hideous Strength. London: Bodley Head, 1945. New York: Macmillan, 1965 (bears copyright notice of 1946). See Currey for abridged texts (Currey listed under References).

Note the high-tech preservation of the head of Alcasan, the computerlike "Pragmatometer," and the thoroughly nasty bureaucracy of N.I.C.E. See under Literary Criticism the TMG essay by R. Spraycar.[[1]]

Side note: In covering Nikolai Krementsov's Revolutionary Experiments: The Quest for Immortality in Bolshevik Science and Fiction (Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 2014) in SFRA Review #314 (Winter 2015 [sic]): pp. 30-31,[2] Artem Zubov notes "Alexander Beliaev’s ‘scientific-fantastic story’ 'Professor Dowell’s Head' (1925)" and "Sergei Briukhonenko’s apparatus, called the autojector, which helped keep the severed heads of animals 'alive,'" in a story widely reported in the "popular media" of the time (Zubov, p. 31).

RDE, initial, augmented 10Aug21