Friends Come in Boxes Author:Michael G. Coney The problem of immortality was solved in the 21st century. It was a matter of successful brain tranference. When you reached forty, your brain was removed and transferred to the head of a six-months-old infant. In that way, you got another forty years of life, until you could do it all over again. — All your had to do was obey the laws and mak... more »e no trouble. Besides, it solved the population crisis--who wanted to have a baby that would soon become a total adult stranger mentally?
So there was a growing waiting period between transfers--and in the interim the disembodied brains were conscious in special boxes known as Friendship Boxes.
If you would be a companion to such a box, you would be truly charitable. But, as the old saying might have it, if you had a Friend in a Box, you didn't need any enemies.
This is the brilliantly different novel of the day it all came to a head.« less