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A Sci-Fi thriller where global warming has necessitated
the culling othe earth’s population

What readers say about 2074

    "Scary vision of future"  ... Couldn't put the book down"  ... Would love to see as a movie"  ... "Fantastic Read"  ...  

      "Cannot be the future any more than 1984 or Brave New World was" ... "Not a dull moment in the book"  ... 

     "Grabs the reader and doesn't let go"  ... "Would not be surprised that someone doesn't put this on film" ...

"A master story teller has woven a tale so plausible that its frightening"

There is a price for cheating death 

For thirty years, global warming was nothing more than a contentious issue between scientists and politicians. In the late-2020s, it became a reality. At first, it only affected third-world countries. As food and water supplies diminished, starvation, disease and death flourished. Everyone demanded answers. When they did not come, civil unrest, political wrangling, and regional skirmishes wreaked havoc across the earth. After several years of failed attempts, world leaders announced a solution to the crisis. The proposal focused on the selective culling of the earth’s population. Some must die so that others can live. The plan worked, and life for the survivors returned to normal. 
Or, so they thought. 


It sounds so simple and logical—until it is your turn. In ten days, I will cease to exist. How do I know? When a burning pain ripped me from my dreams last night, I discovered the numbers 2074-11-16 tattooed on the back of my neck. This morning I researched the anomaly. On the day I was born, a machine called a Gleaner assigned me those numbers. Then a technician programed a microchip and inserted it into the back of my neck. The numbers represent a date. The date I will desist.

Today is November 6, 2074. I’m only 33 years old, and I’m not ready to die.

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