“The Census Takers,” Frederik Pohl, 1955

“The Census Takers,” Frederik Pohl, 1955 — A brutal Area Boss oversees a census which means life or death to the residents of his ward.  An alien arrives to warn humanity of the danger it faces it it remains on its current course, but the census takers dismiss its warnings and sentence it to death.

Comments: Read in Nightmare Age.

Author: Wikipedia: “Frederik George Pohl, Jr. (born November 26, 1919) is an American science fiction writer, editor and fan, with a career spanning over seventy years — from his first published work, “Elegy to a Dead Planet: Luna” (1937), to his most recent novel, All the Lives He Led (2011).”

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