“Cost of Living,” Robert Sheckley, 1952

“Cost of Living,” Robert Sheckley, 1952 – A man sells his son’s future in exchange for modern conveniences he can enjoy during his own lifetime.

Comments: Themes include debt, consumerism, generational conflict, advertising, family.  Read in Galaxy: Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction.

Author: Wikipedia: “Robert Sheckley (July 16, 1928 – December 9, 2005) was a Hugo- and Nebula-nominated American author. First published in the science fiction magazines of the 1950s, his numerous quick-witted stories and novels were famously unpredictable, absurdist and broadly comical.”

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