2BR02B [audio]

The audiobook 2BR02B, by Kurt Vonnegut, is a science fiction short story originally published in the digest magazine Worlds of If Science Fiction, January 1962. 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. In this story, the title refers to the telephone number one dials to schedule an assisted suicide with the Federal Bureau of Termination. The book is a satiric short story that imagines life (and death) in a future world where aging has been “cured” and population control is mandated and administered by the government.

 

 
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