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Fortysomething, photographer slacker, working in IT, living in Greenwich; failed polymath; drinks and eats too much, reads too little...

2BR02B

2BR02B - Kurt Vonnegut A short interlude while waiting for the next George R.R. Martin book, a short story downloaded from the Gutenberg Project. An even shorter interlude than expected as it turns out; the second half of the book turns out to be the Gutenberg licence which considerably shortens the read.

But, while the story is short (and it is really short) it's a clever allegory set in the future where ageing has been conquered and consequently population growth must be tightly controlled. One in equals one out. In order for somebody to be born, somebody else has to die. Except when your arranged and scheduled new baby turns out to triplets, how do you choose which one you can keep and which ones you can't?