2 B R 0 2 B – Kurt Vonnegut
This science fiction short story first appeared in the US digest magazine ‘Worlds of Science Fiction’ in 1962 and was eventually published with much of his other writing in the 1999 collection ‘Bagombo Snuff Box’.
“After Carver last week, here is another heavyweight of the short story genre. If you are not familiar with Vonnegut don’t let the tag of science fiction put you off (if you’re not of fan of sci-fi that is). He is a master of all genres and never let himself be trapped by time and place. He is just as at home with crime, kitchen sink drama and the downright surreal.
In typical Vonnegut fashion he wraps big issues cleverly in amongst amusing lightweight conceits. He is the master of seduction drawing us in before disarming us with his real intent.”
The SHORT TALE Review 2016