Clearly, there is something wrong with the motor and finance industries of the world (a.k.a America for this article, because when America sneezes, the world catches a cold). We are all acutely aware how their problems affect us. We believe that we live in healthy democracies where we vote for the people and systems that… Continue reading Cerberus, Beliefs and Golden Sacks Cars.
Many moons ago I read the short story with the above title. Although not one of Pohl’s best works, it has nevertheless left an obviously lasting impression on me. Written in the mid-fifties, it’s a future tale of consumerism gone mad. In the tale, it’s illegal not to consume as much as possible. The hero… Continue reading The Man Who Ate the World – by Frederik Pohl