2 B R 0 2 B (version 2) & The Big Trip Up Yonder (version 5) cover

2 B R 0 2 B (version 2) & The Big Trip Up Yonder (version 5)

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1922-2007)

1. 1 - 2 B R 0 2 B
2. 2 - The Big Trip Up Yonder

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Summary

These two stories by Kurt Vonnegut were written over a decade apart but they are definitely connected. The Big Trip Up Yonder, published in Galaxy Science Fiction January 1954 is a comical yet scary description of what over population was going to do to society after aging was conquered and a simple daily dose of "anti-gerosone" would keep you forever the same age. Would Gramps EVER take 'That Big Trip Up Yonder', or would his hordes of descendants be stuck with him forever in a tiny apartment!? 2 B R 0 2 B, published in Worlds of If, January 1962 takes this basic situation many years into the future and a solution has been found. The population of the US has dropped from 80 billion to 40 million. Not what everyone would call a pretty solution, or the best solution, but nevertheless a solution to the population problem. I believe this is the type of story it is best to listen to, not describe, so enjoy.

Reviews

Julie

- Review 2 b or not 2 b

Ummmmm...... if you need to have something to listen to for 30 minutes then this is your book. Rather an odd way of presenting it with so many readers for such a short book. It was ok.

Jen

- Well done

A well-read worthwhile quick listen.