The Internet Book List - Spread the word

Book Information: Midas Plague, the

Midas Plague, the (1954) [Short Story]
by Frederik Pohl Rating: No votes (Rate!)
Reviews: None (show them) Review!

Summary (IBList user synopsis):

The time when robots make our lives easier has arrived. They manufacture everything for us. Too much of everything, in fact, and it has become everyone's duty to consume as much as they can. The poorer you are, the more you're expected to consume.

Morey has tried and tried to consume as much as he's rationed, but he can't quite seem to do it, until he has a brilliant idea that just might get him in a whole lot of trouble.

Originally published in Galaxy, April 1954.

Reprinted in The Best of Frederik Pohl, 1975; and The Mammoth Book of Vintage Science Fiction: Short Novels of the 1950s, ed. Isaac Asimov, Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg, Robinson 1990.

Original title: The Midas Plague
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionAnthropology/sociology

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Best of Frederik Pohl, the (1975) [Collection]
      Author: Frederik Pohl

No Editions Found

No editions of this work have yet been entered into our database. If you would like to add an edition, use the "Add a book" link on the left.

©Steven Jeffery /, 2017
Terms of Use