(IBList user synopsis):
This story depicted a future where cases of AIDS and other mutated STDs had risen to epidemic proportions and threatened the lives of every sexual active individual on the planet. In desperation national governments started regulating congress of any sort 'twix males and females, segregating them rigorously at the workplace and in public, and any sort of request for a sexual relationship required as much bureaucracy as an IRS audit.
Published in Interview, January 1989.
Reprinted in War Fever (1990).
Original title: Love in a Colder Climate
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Bleak Futures→ Overpopulation, Plagues
Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Sex & Gender Roles
This work is a subwork of the following works :
War Fever (1990) [Collection]
Author: J. G. Ballard