Wednesday, October 20, 2010

H L Gold's "No Charge for Alterations" (novelette, free): A society that alters its members psychologically & physically, as needed!

One of the illustrations accompanying the original publication in Amazing Stories of short story No Charge for Alterations by H L Gold
Have a pretty & rebellious teenage daughter? Helpful doctor can alter her psychologically to kill rebellion, & can make her ugly so she won't spend time preening herself!!!

Have a husband you don't like the looks of? Doctor can alter him physically to make him visually appealing.

We'll see the reactions of young Dr Leo Hoyt, newly arrived on this grossly underpopulated world called Deneb, to "Ego Alter" & "Rephysical" technologies change from disgusting to necessary.

Fact sheet.

First published: Amazing Stories, April-May 1953.
Download full text from Project Gutenberg, Manybooks, Feedbooks.
Rating: B.
Related: Stories of H L Gold.