They suggest those past childbearing age be the ones to make the supreme sacrifice in favour of the younger generation. Every person is issued with a Death Order, but the time and the selection of clinic is left to the individual's own choice and discretion-within reason. Special eternity trains are provided to carry each citizen to their final destination where clinic staff will assist them to obtain "everlasting sleep." Once the ticket to eternity has been issued, there is no going back. Nobody seems to know what happens to the body.
JOHN MASON JUNIOR was eight years old when he accessed Thera's governmental database, Central Archives, and discovers the Death Order issued to his name when he was just six weeks old. His dream from then on is to establish a new society on Thera where every person can live out their life with dignity and without the Damoclean sword of the Death Order hanging over their collective heads.
When he reaches his legal majority at the age of twelve, Junior begins a systematic but passive resistance to the Death Order culture. He challenges the government and meets them on their own ground.
He also balks the Class Distinctions Law that separates the executive from the worker.
Worker-born Jorig Przewalski becomes Junior's greatest friend and ally in his resistance of the restrictive laws that are choking the freedom of the people.
John Mason Junior is a man with a vision and the will to make it happen.
This is the first book in a two-volume story, which begins with "Eternity Can Wait" and concludes in "The Death Trains of Thera."