From Google Treasure Chest to Ubertan Sun Tan Scam in Nevis on the BBC? A. yes it’s true! An article on the BBC website today highlighted the dangers of a tanning products called Ubertan. On reading it, and following up with a simple Google search, the way it is portrayed in forums immediately set off… Continue reading From Google Treasure Chest to Sun Tan Scam in Nevis on the BBC?
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