Saturday, October 1, 2011

Ursula K Le Guin's "The Island of the Immortals" (short story, free): Immortality considered a disease

Like many immortality stories, immortality here too comes with a rider: major damage to body won't repair, & you might have to live an eternity lame, e.g. And immortality here is an infectious disease - spread by flies, & most people take elaborate precautions to escape being bitten.

Fact sheet.

First published: Amazing Stories, Fall 1998.
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Rating: B.
Related: Stories of Ursula K Le Guin; about immortality.