In order for a new birth to take place, someone else must die. The suspense builds as two parents wait for someone to dial 2 B R 0 2 B, which is the telephone number to dial for an assisted suicide with the Federal Bureau of Termination.
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About the Author
Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) made his mark with his brilliant antiwar novel Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), published during the height of the protests against the Vietnam War. But he endured as a purveyor of mind-warping, surreal fiction that just so happened to be funny. In a career spanning over 50 years and numerous books, he published fourteen novels, including Breakfast of Champions and Cat's Cradle, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of non-fiction.
Date of Birth:November 11, 1922
Date of Death:April 11, 2007
Place of Birth:Indianapolis, Indiana
Place of Death:New York, New York
Education:Cornell University, 1940-42; Carnegie-Mellon University, 1943; University of Chicago, 1945-47; M.A., 1971
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Do you have a right to be born? Do you have a right to die? Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., wraps these lofty questions into a brief, startling dark comedy about population control. In the future, Earth's population is stabilized. The planet is a paradise, and science allows people to live forever. But there's a catch. No one can be born unless someone dies. What would you do in this world if your family was expecting triplets? By the end of this short story, you'll be questioning whether this "paradise" is really one at all.