5 Installments—Entirely free
Opening Lines (Experimental)
Got a problem? Just pick up the phone.
It solved them all--and all the same way!
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Everything was perfectly swell.
There were no prisons, no slums, no insane asylums, no cripples, no poverty, no wars.
All diseases were conquered. So was old age.
Death, barring accidents, was an ...
Reviewed by dreamdust on May 16, 2012
A little stark
but to the point-the limitations of judgement.
Reviewed by anabelee on May 11, 2012
Loved reading it in its original language, but I think the best for me is still Cat Craddle.
Reviewed by Delisa on Feb 1, 2010
I felt very uneasy, thinking about it ...
Reviewed by lizkies on Feb 22, 2010
ageless bodies, with (almost) all of time to live.
Science advances the body's potential, so that almost nothing natural happens any more. This story focuses on the grisly math of the concept, and what that means about population, birth, and death. (More or less, the story takes place in a maternity ward.) Also, an odd sort of conservationist idealism that seems somehow suspicious.
Similar themes to Down And Out In The Magic Kingdom (on DailyLit), and Scott Westerfeld's Uglies series.
Reviewed by zorin48 on Sep 1, 2009
Some problems, when solved, create bigger problems - better leave them as they are - unsolved.
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Ratings for '2BRO2B' by Vonnegut Jr., Kurt