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And Baby Makes Five

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Imagine a world where the government controls the population growth and the environmental resources through an insane and cynical mechanism of compensation. Offenders are treated as criminals, used in community services or worse, depending on the severity of the transgressions. A young mother is forced to choose which of her newborn twins to sacrifice: the risk of
Kindle Edition, 41 pages
Published February 18th 2012 by 40k
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It's a marvelous thing when a story takes exactly as long as it needs, and not a sentence longer. In an overpopulated future, natural resources are shared evenly among the billions of people, by a very strict accounting. Having more than one child is strongly discouraged. Nina has just given birth to twins, and is expected to choose one, and surrender the other. She has one hour to decide, with the help of a morally-minded nurse and her husband, Bucky. But she's the one who has to make the horri ...more
Le risorse sono agli sgoccioli: ogni persona é dotata di un bonus traducibile in risorse che impoveriscono il pianeta (dalle bistecche biologiche ai tessuti contenenti fibre plastiche).
Un altro aspetto è la sovra-popolazione: in alcuni casi viene limitata da organismi preposti, in altri casi tassata.
E' il caso della protagonista che deve decidere se e quale terminare dei due gemelli che ha appena messo al mondo, la scelta è difficile, anche a causa del padre egoista e insensibile che non ne vorr
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