Monday, 17 January 2011

FRIENDS COME IN BOXES

Sphere paperback, 1976. Cover artist uncredited.

"The problem of immortality was solved in the 21st century: at forty, your brain was transferred to the head of a six month old child. Thus you gained another forty years of active life, until you could do it all over again. 
But then the birthrate fell - and a growing horde of brains waited in the friendship boxes for host bodies. And on the sidelines a rebellious minority fought the system, seeking to raise their children in freedom to live a normal life. 
Inevitably, the factions moved towards confrontation: a day of final reckoning."
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