“Immortality…For Some,” J. T. McIntosh, 1960

“Immortality…For Some,” J. T. McIntosh, 1960 – An aging, disabled musician named Susan Sonnenburg gives one last performance before opting for her mind to be erased and her body to be Reborn.  Before the procedure, she asks that a kind old caretaker, Benny, be re-tested for his VTC (value to community) rating, a request that intrigues one of her colleagues.

Comments: Read in 12 Great Classics.  Opens with a strong female character.

Author: Wikipedia: “J. T. McIntosh (14 February 1925 – 2008) was a pseudonym used by Scottish writer and journalist James Murdoch MacGregor.”

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