Unisave Author:Axel Madsen In a dangerously overpopulated world, the first line of defense has already been breached. The birth quota had been a civilized measure: each adult had the right to replace himself with one child. Couples with two children reported to their local Population Care Centers and were quietly Restricted. It was supposed to be enough to stabilize the w... more »orld's population at a comfortable 24 billion. It was not.
Now, in closed sessions attended only by the seven representatives of the major ecosystems, a harder, less "civilized" choice has to be made. The proposition before the Unisave Council is called Geriatric Bingo: death for one in three among "eligibles." No one wants to do it. No one has an alternative in a Standing Room Only world.« less