Euthanize the Elderly: Trollope’s science fiction premise

Anthony Trollope’s overlooked classic “The Fixed Period” is a proto-science fiction work worth looking at today. Its premise? That the elderly are euthanized society-wide when they turn age 68.

Eternal Youth and the Girl Who Doesn’t Age

Brooke Greenberg is a child who does not age. Her condition is unique, and baffles scientists. Many are interested in unraveling her “secret of eternal youth” – but should that occur, grave social changes may be in the offing.