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A science fiction short story

2 B R 0 2 B

by Kurt Vonnegut

2BR02B is a science fiction short story by Kurt Vonnegut, originally published in the digest magazine Worlds of If Science Fiction, January 1962, and collected in Vonnegut's Bagombo Snuff Box (1999).

The title is pronounced "2 B R naught 2 B", referencing the famous phrase "to be, or not to be" from William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.

In this story, the title refers to the telephone number one dials to schedule an assisted suicide with the Federal Bureau of Termination. Vonnegut's 1965 novel God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater describes a story by this name, attributing it to his recurring character Kilgore Trout, although the plot summary given is closer in nature to the eponymous tale from the short-story collection Welcome to the Monkey House.

 

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American writer. His works, such as Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse-Five, and Breakfast of Champions, blend satire, gallows humor, and science fiction. As a citizen he was a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union and a pacifist intellectual, who often was critical of the society that he lived in. He was known for his humanist beliefs and was honorary president of the American Humanist Association.

 

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Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American writer. His works, such as Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse-Five, and Breakfast of Champions, blend satire, gallows humor, and science fiction. As a citizen he was a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union and a pacifist intellectual, who often was critical of the society that he lived in. He was known for his humanist beliefs and was honorary president of the American Humanist Association.


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  • Broché: 26 pages
  • Editeur : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (27 juin 2013)
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ISBN-10: 1490542833
  • ISBN-13: 978-1490542836
  • Dimensions du produit: 15,2 x 0,2 x 22,9 cm
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74 internautes sur 82 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
Available for free 26 décembre 2009
Par J. Harlan - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
While I understand that there is a market for this book for Vonnegut completists, it is available at Project Gutenberg for free for those who just want to read it. here is a link, if Amazon doesn't publish the link just Google Project Gutenberg and search for Vonnegut on that site, it'll come right up.

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Quick Read for Vonnegut fans 7 janvier 2010
Par Steven Skinner - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
If you are a fan of Vonnegut's work, 2BR02B is a quick read that reminds me of an old "Outer Limits" or "Twilight Zone" episode. This short story is a small sample of Vonnegut's quick-witted cynicism in conjunction with his signature macabre comedic feel. I give the book a rating of 3 stars due to the length of the book and the fact that some of his more well known books are frankly better than this in comparison. Overall, if you want a small sample of Vonnegut's work or are a big fan that would like to add another story to your collection, order it up.
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A Classic Tale of a Future "Utopia" 9 novembre 2009
Par Wildness - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., who's mostly known for his irreverent fiction, wrote a number of science fiction novels and stories in his early years (though some of his later fiction borders on science fiction as well).

The short story 2BR02B was originally published in 1962 in the magazine Worlds of If and never published anywhere since. Now it is available in an inexpensive paperback edition that is simple, but nicely done.

In the not so near future, long after humanity has recovered from 20+ billion people on the planet, disease and aging have been conquered and the people of the planet live in harmony with it and each other. And, now that the population of the United States has stabilized at 40 million souls, all living as long as they want, having a child requires for someone to voluntarily end their life at the Federal Bureau of Termination.

But, what is a father to do if his wife is now scheduled to have triplets?!?

2BR02B is a simple tale of a Utopian future where not everyone is perfectly satisfied.

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A Guide to my Book Rating System:

1 star = The wood pulp would have been better utilized as toilet paper.
2 stars = Don't bother, clean your bathroom instead.
3 stars = Wasn't a waste of time, but it was time wasted.
4 stars = Good book, but not life altering.
5 stars = This book changed my world in at least some small way.
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Why is this chapter considered a book? 25 mai 2010
Par tingod - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
I love Kurt Vonnegut and this story didn't disappoint me. But paying a "book" price for what should have been a chapter in a book did upset me! Somehow I don't think Kurt would think this was a good way to make money.
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Squeezing out your last penny 16 avril 2011
Par Ravenskya - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
I bought this for two reasons - 1) I love Vonnegut and 2) at that price even if I didn't like it, at least I didn't spend much. Well you know what? It was still a ripoff. I spent 2 dollars and change for 17 pages of text... text that was available online for free, there are more blank pages in this book than there are pages with writing on them. I am highly disappointed.

As far as the short story itself... it's not one of his better works, it's about a world where there is no more death or aging and the effect that has on people. It's very short and belonged in a larger collection rather than a few folded in half pieces of paper labeled a "book."
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