“Memento Homo,” Walter M. Miller, Jr., 1954

“Memento Homo,” Walter M. Miller, Jr., 1954 – A spacer is attended by his wife on his death bed while his children avoid him and his wealthy neighbor has a party.

Comments:  Themes of death, class, memory, and the victims of progress and labor.  A male melodrama (?).  Read in 18 Greatest SF Stories.

Author: Wikipedia: “Walter Michael Miller, Jr. (January 23, 1923 – January 9, 1996) was an American science fiction author. Today he is primarily known for A Canticle for Leibowitz, the only novel he published in his lifetime. Prior to its publication he was a prolific writer of short stories.”

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