Analysis : ' Air Raid ' By John Varley Essay

1159 Words Feb 10th, 2016 5 Pages
Science fiction stories illustrate the need for people to come up with transitory solutions for problems such as overpopulation, lack of resources, and pollution that are causing Earth to become unlivable. Even though eventually Earth, no matter what is done will no longer be able to accommodate human life causing the need to expand beyond. Science fiction stories such as “2BRØ2B” by Kurt Vonnegut in which humans have tried to created a utopia by controlling the population to the point where someone must volunteer to die in order for someone else to live. Also “Air Raid” by John Varley which tells the story of people from the future who are snatching humans from the past to live on a faraway planet in order for the human race to continue. As well as “The Last Question” by Isaac Asimov which is about humans throughout the years with the help of a supercomputer trying to find out whether entropy is reversible.
Firstly “2BRØ2B” shows how Earth 's problems for instance population control which leads to pollution and lack of resources must be dealt with by illustrating what a grave affect population control without the eventual idea of expansion can have. To begin in the start of the story a painter and an orderly have a conversation where, "What 's your idea of what life looks like?" said the orderly. The painter gestured at a foul dropcloth. "There 's a good picture of it," (2) is said when the painter suggested the beautiful garden he was painting was not a valid…

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