“2 B R 0 2 B”

Title“2 B R 0 2 B”
Year for Search1962
AuthorsVonnegut, Kurt Jr.(1922-2007)
Secondary TitleWorlds of If Science Fiction
Volume / Edition11.6
Pagination58-65
Date PublishedJanuary 1962
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Dystopia in which to keep population in check under the Federal Bureau of Termination someone must die for each birth and only one child in a multiple birth will be allowed to live. The title is said to represent “To Be or Not to Be”.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction. Ed. Leigh Ronald Grossman (Rockville, MD: Wildside Press, 2011), 694-96 with an editor’s note on 694; in The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection. Ed. Ann and Jeff VanderMeer (New York: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Vintage Books, 2016), 447-51 with an editors’ note on 446; in Grave Predictions: Tales of Mankind’s Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian and Disastrous Destiny. Ed. Drew Ford (Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2016), 62-70; in Novels & Stories 1950-1962 Player Piano The Sirens of Titan Mother Night Stories. Ed. Sidney Offit (New York: The Library of America, 2012), 770-77, with a Note on the Text (819-23); and in his Complete Stories. Ed. Jerome Klinkowitz & Dan Wakefield (New York: Seven Stories Press, 2017), 900-05.

Holding Institutions

PSt, PU, Public

Author Note

(1922-2007)

Full Text

1962 Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr. (1922-2007). “2 B R 0 2 B.” Worlds of If Science Fiction 11.6 (January 1962): 59-65. Rpt. in Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction. Ed. Leigh Ronald Grossman (Rockville, MD: Wildside Press, 2011), 694-96 with an editor’s note on 694; in The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection. Ed. Ann and Jeff VanderMeer (New York: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Vintage Books, 2016), 447-51 with an editors’ note on 446; in Grave Predictions: Tales of Mankind’s Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian and Disastrous Destiny. Ed. Drew Ford (Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2016), 62-70; in Novels & Stories 1950-1962 Player Piano The Sirens of Titan Mother Night Stories. Ed. Sidney Offit (New York: The Library of America, 2012), 770-77, with a Note on the Text (819-23); and in his Complete Stories. Ed. Jerome Klinkowitz & Dan Wakefield (New York: Seven Stories Press, 2017), 900-05PSt, PU, Public

Dystopia in which to keep population in check under the Federal Bureau of Termination someone must die for each birth and only one child in a multiple birth will be allowed to live. The title is said to represent “To Be or Not to Be”.