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2 B R 0 2 B' is a short story by renowned science fiction writer Kurt Vonnegut. The title is pronounced as "2 B R naught 2 B"; referencing to 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 setting is a society in which aging has been cured; individuals have indefinite lifespans; and population control is used to limit the population of the United States to forty million. This is maintained through a combination of infanticide and government-assisted suicide. In short; in order for someone to be born; someone must first volunteer to die. As a result; births are few and far between; and deaths occur primarily by accident.
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subject_facetAction & Adventure
Assisted suicide -- Fiction
Audiobooks
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Science fiction, American
Short stories, American
Utopias -- Fiction
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Utopias