Collected Fictions - The Maker: Part IV, In Praise of Darkness Summary & Analysis

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The Maker: Part IV, In Praise of Darkness Summary

Museum—On Exactitude in Science

Huge maps are drawn in the Empire, and are the size of the Empire. Later, the huge maps are seen as unnecessary and are abandoned.

In Memoriam, JFK

Just as John F. Kennedy is murdered by an assassin, the President of Uruguay is gunned down in 1897 by an assassin.

In Praise of Darkness

The Ethnographer

A young man, Fred Murdock, is urged to go off to live with the Indians and write his PhD dissertation. He gets the tribal medicine man's secret and goes back to the university to his Professor. He tells the Professor that he cannot write about the secret, because that is not what is important.

Pedro Salvadores

Pedro Salvadores is a member of the Unitarian party and is being...

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