Thanks for the links, which definitely include things I wish I’d managed to find earlier. Also I loved the special containment procedures framing of the story objects.
I wonder if there is any information on whether very many people’s minds actually are changed by The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas, my experience of reading it was very much like what I claimed the standard response of people exposed to fiction they already strongly disagree with was: Not getting convinced. I did think about it a bunch, and I realized that I have this weird non-utilitarian argument inside my head for why it is legitimate to subject someone to that sort of suffering whether or not they volunteer ‘for the greater good’. But on the whole I thought the same after reading the story as before.