Perspectives

Literary movement

The short story “Supertoys Last All Summer Long” by Brian Aldiss belongs to the science fiction genre. This is indicated by several characteristics that are common for this genre: the Swintons live in a futuristic, technologically advanced, dystopian society where artificial, intelligent beings exist. 

Also, in terms of narrative techniques, “Supertoys Last All Summer Long” us…

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Works with the same theme

The short story “2Bro2B” by Kurt Vonnegut also deals with the topic of overpopulation. It depicts a dystopian society in which people can live very long lives. Therefore, to avoid overpopulation, the government requires a person to die for another to live. When a young family has triplets, two of them must die because just one person is willing to sacrifice their life for them. The triplets’ father, enraged that his babies have to die, kills himself and two others to guarantee a future for the babies. 

A dystopian, confor…

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