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

LeRoi Paris ,

2BO02B, that is the question, isn’t it?

Interesting story, as are all of Vonnegut’s. Has a good point. I recommend everyone reads at least Welcome to the Monkey House, then you’ll be hooked on Vonnegut and learn a very different perspective on, well, everything!

dstick89 ,

2BR02B

Nice short story, by a great author.

PreZnS ,

Master of the short story

How many worlds reside in the vast mind of one Kurt Vonnegut Jr? Truly engrossing in less than 20 pages.

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