Publisher Description

It is a science fiction short story by Kurt Vonnegut, originally published in the digest magazine Worlds of If Science Fiction, January 1962, and collected in Vonnegut's Bagombo Snuff Box (1999). The title is pronounced "2 B R naught 2 B", referencing the famous phrase "to be, or not to be" from William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. In this story, the title refers to the telephone number one dials to schedule an assisted suicide with the Federal Bureau of Termination. Vonnegut's 1965 novel God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater describes a story by this name, attributing it to his recurring character Kilgore Trout, [1] although the plot summary given is closer in nature to the eponymous tale from the short-story collection Welcome to the Monkey House.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2007
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
10
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
15.4
KB

Customer Reviews

elt223 ,

Save the Planet

The to natural progression of anti-human environmentalism. While a human is ‘just another animal’ his actions are destroying the earth; poppycock !!The height of hubris!

a brick with a personality ,

Woah

I didn’t know what to expect going in. A very curious and dark thought experiment. It changed so suddenly towards the end there. I’d imagine the writing would be much more fluid in its native language

herbertost ,

2BR02B

This is one of the most depressing views of the future that I have ever read!
What makes it so depressing is that it seems to be informed by Mr. v’s possible WW II knowledge of the death camps and the earlier eugenics views that many held throughout that time.

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