By Robert Brumm
It's Hank Reed's birthday. As a citizen of the United Federation of countries that implies a compulsory loss of life sentence just because he became sixty years outdated. often called "retirement," it's one of many determined steps the govt has taken to reduce overpopulation. Retirement is a largely authorized truth of lifestyles on a demise planet governed through a tyrannical executive. Hank's execution is going forward as deliberate yet kingdom subsidized euthanasia isn't what it sort of feels. The Reed relatives learns what particularly occurs to retirees while secrets and techniques the UFN continue from the general public begin to get to the bottom of.
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She even clutched at his arm. "You really went into space? Oh, I'd love to do that. " "Actually, I hated every minute. I was sick as a dog from liftoff to touchdown. " The clutch relaxed. Lavern drew her hand away, she was no longer impressed. Vickers smiled and attempted to regain ground. " "It's not a very romantic world. " Lavern made a wry grimace and swallowed the last of her third martini. " She beckoned to a cabin attendent. He seemed to be forgiven for not liking space travel. Vickers stretched out in his seat.
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The details of the plan were for his eyes only. At the start of the session, Victoria had asked him to neither interrupt nor lose his temper. As the session progressed, this had proved not to be easy. The plan, as it was progressively unveiled, had proved to be a monster. At the start, it had all been fairly innocuous. Victoria had been softening him up with a lot of background basics, profiles of the individuals involved and the layout and capacity of the bunker itself. He hadn't realized that they were quite as vast as they were, but it was hardly eye-opening stuff.