Love Story

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Author: Irving E. Cox
Published: 1956
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,213 / 28 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,720
Added to site: 2010.04.22
mnybks.net#: 27441
Origin: gutenberg.org

Everything was aimed at satisfying the whims of women. The popular cliches, the pretty romances, the catchwords of advertising became realities; and the compound kept the men enslaved. George knew what he had to do....

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been immune. Fortunately, he knew how to act the lusty, eager, drooling male which each of the women expected.

The negotiations moved along without a hitch. George's mother held out for twenty-eight thousand shares, and got it. The only problem left was the date for the wedding, and Jenny settled that very quickly. "I want my man, Mom," she said, "and I want him now."

Jenny always got what she wanted.

When she and her mother left that evening, she held George's hand in hers and whispered earnestly, "So they were married and lived happily ever after. That's the way it's going to be with us, isn't it, George?"

"It's up to you, Jenny; for as long as you want me."

That was the conventional answer which he was expected to make, but he saw unmasked disappointment in her face. She wanted something more genuine, with more of himself in it. He felt suddenly sorry for her, for the way he was going to use her. She was a pretty girl, even sweet and innocent--if those words still had any

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Average Rating of 3.3 from 4 reviews: ****
2016.01.13
JoJo Biggins
***..

A cheesy story of role reversal of historical gender roles. Disregarding the more outlandish elements of the story, it is not so far off in its prediction of the future direction of our society as it was when written back in 1956. If you're female, prepare to be offended.

Notwithstanding the silliness, it is a somewhat interesting read, and the writing is at least average.

2013.07.17
Paulo Respighi
**...

An uncomfortably msogynistic short story that is hard to swallow. In a future America, men are commodities, fed an addictive, lust-provoking potion and indoctrinated to serve their wives/owners. George finds he is immune to the potion and plots rebellion.

Neither gender comes off looking very good in this, and everyones behavior is stereotyped.

2010.05.16
Haley Fantanassa
*****

this story shows how love is a major part of life...how it can make or brake someone.

2010.05.13
rwst
***..

Average speculative SF short, playing with gender role reversal.


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