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Backfire (1943) [Short Story]
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Summary :

In the distant future, humanity has discovered the secrets of immortality, vastly improved and refined its technology, and evolved past its emotional problems, its racial immaturity, and its mental idiosyncracies. All men work and live for the good of others, gladly contributing to the fulfillment and enrichment of the human race.

When Thomas Q. Greeley, shyster lawyer extraordinaire, finds himself thrust into this future society from the chaotic twentieth century, he requests immortality. A specialist in twentieth century psychology, Bruce deny his request on the grounds that he has too many instabilities and problems to be allowed to exist indefinitely. Greeley's hopes are dashed, but he is charismatic, knows the law in and out, and has plans of his own.

Original title: Backfire
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionSpecies EvolutionLongevity and Immortality

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Omnibus of Science Fiction, the (1952) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , H. P. Lovecraft , Isaac Asimov , Ray Bradbury , Jack London , James Blish , L. Sprague de Camp , A.E. van Vogt , Jack Vance , Fletcher Pratt , Damon Knight , Murray Leinster , Richard Matheson , Eric Frank Russell , Theodore Sturgeon , John D. MacDonald , Lewis Padgett , Wyman Guin , Lester del Rey , Raymond F. Jones , Alan E. Nourse , Fredric Brown , A.J. Deutsch , Anthony Boucher , William Tenn , Paul Ernst , David H. Keller , Katherine MacLean , John Leimert , B.F. Ruby , Will H. Gray , David Grinnell , Mark Clifton , Ross Rocklynne , Ann Griffith , R.R. Winterbotham , Ralph Williams , Chester S. Geier , W. Hilton-Young , André Maurois , Ralph Robin , H.B. Fyfe , Robert Abernathy , Peter Phillips

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