"The Way It Was"

Title"The Way It Was"
Year for Search1984
AuthorsPohl, Frederik [George] [Jr.](1919-2013)
Secondary TitlePohlstars
Pagination189-203
Date Published1984
PublisherBallantine Books
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Overpopulation dystopia in which most people are on welfare, which means just barely able to get by living in large dormitories. The story focuses on the sale of body parts to be able to live better, at least briefly.

Info Notes

According to the “Preface” the story was originally published in Viva 1.1, but research has demonstrated that it was not. Pohl agrees.

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Author Note

(1919-2013)

Full Text

1984 Pohl, [Jr.], Frederik [George] (1919-2013). “The Way It Was.” In his Pohlstars (New York: Ballantine Books, 1984), 189-203. According to the “Preface” the story was originally published in Viva 1.1, but research has demonstrated that it was not. Pohl agrees. PSt

Overpopulation dystopia in which most people are on welfare, which means just barely able to get by living in large dormitories. The story focuses on the sale of body parts to be able to live better, at least briefly.