Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Science fiction’s 10 most depressing futuristic retirement scenarios

At io9 Lauren Davis named ten of science fiction’s most depressing futuristic retirement scenarios, including:
Going into storage: Most people in Richard K. Morgan's Altered Carbon do experience old age — in fact, thanks to the resleeving process, they often experience it twice. But while science has found a way to put you in a new body, it hasn't found a way to make the aging process more pleasant. After two full lifetimes, most folks who aren't rich enough for frequent resleevings put their memories and personalities in storage, opting for only occasional and temporary resleeving.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Altered Carbon is one of Charlie Jane Anders's top 10 science fiction detective novels of all time.

--Marshal Zeringue