Sunday, April 2, 2017

Elderjoy, by Gregory Benford

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(SF Humor) Owing to the health risk, older couples pay a fee every time they have sex. Not everyone is willing to stand for that. (1,705 words; Time: 05m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"Elderjoy," by (edited by David Brin and Stephen W. Potts), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

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Pro: The concept is pretty funny, and some of the dialogue is delightfully naughty. The heroes do indeed find a way around the tax.

Con: The characters aren’t even named, much less developed, and the story ends in a long infodump.

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