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Old 03-23-2005, 04:00 AM
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By definition, anyone who commits suicide has to volunteer.
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^Not necessarily knowing that they're committing suicide though
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By definition, anyone who commits suicide has to volunteer.
The diffrence here being that they are being encoraged to do so as apposed to getting locked up in a psycward for trying. :P
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Vonnegut? Hmmm, the only stories of his dealing with time travel/shifting that I can think of, off the top of my head, are Slaughterhouse-Five, The Sirens of Titan (chrono-synclastic infundibulum, heh ), and Timequake, all novels. Some re-reading may be in order.
it doesn't have any time travel, it takes place in the future and people have to volenteer to commit suisied... still can think of the name.
Ah, okay. Then that would probably be Welcome to the Monkey House (from the story collection of the same name), with the "Ethical Suicide Parlors".
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Vonnegut? Hmmm, the only stories of his dealing with time travel/shifting that I can think of, off the top of my head, are Slaughterhouse-Five, The Sirens of Titan (chrono-synclastic infundibulum, heh ), and Timequake, all novels. Some re-reading may be in order.
it doesn't have any time travel, it takes place in the future and people have to volenteer to commit suisied... still can think of the name.
Ah, okay. Then that would probably be Welcome to the Monkey House (from the story collection of the same name), with the "Ethical Suicide Parlors".
yep that would be it.
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Re: John Wyndham... Word. He writes a mean short story too. Pick up "The Seeds of Time" if you can find it.
One of my first introductions to science fiction as a boy was "Chocky." Great and creepy (like "Day of the Triffids").
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Vonnegut? Hmmm, the only stories of his dealing with time travel/shifting that I can think of, off the top of my head, are Slaughterhouse-Five, The Sirens of Titan (chrono-synclastic infundibulum, heh ), and Timequake, all novels. Some re-reading may be in order.
it doesn't have any time travel, it takes place in the future and people have to volenteer to commit suisied... still can think of the name.
Ah, okay. Then that would probably be Welcome to the Monkey House (from the story collection of the same name), with the "Ethical Suicide Parlors".
yep that would be it.
It could also be a short story I forget who by, called "2BR02B" I think.......
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"2BR02B" could well be the story, as I just checked and it is by Vonnegut Jr. :wink:
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