A friend asked me this and I'm coming up blank:
I remember an old SF story ('50s or earlier) about a person living at a time
when everything is run by computers (i.e. now) and he is entered has having
died, so the system cancels all his ID, freezes his bank account, won't
recognise him as alive, and he ends up living in the cracks (he can't be
arrested because he's dead, etc.)
Can you remember which story this is?
posted by ICanHazQuestion
on Jun 19, 2014 -
I'm trying to ID a short story where the protagonist becomes unemployed in a world where once you lose your job you have no hope of getting another job and are therefor forced to accept marginal government assistance. Additional spoilerific details inside. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral
on Feb 7, 2014 -
What (probably 70s or 80s-era) science fiction novel involved colonizing an alien world which was inherently hostile to the human protagonists but which had a native population of vampire-like creatures who were similar enough to humans to "pass?" (Possibly shapeshifters.) I thought it was C.J. Cherryh's Faded Sun books, but it isn't – although I think I read it around the same time that I read those books in omnibus.
posted by sonic meat machine
on Nov 22, 2012 -