"In short, the citizens of Diacosia would live much longer than other men and women, but in exile. They were forced to give up their country, old friends, travel. They could no longer have a variety of lovers and acquaintances. It was as if they had been sentenced to life imprisonment, although they enjoyed every imaginable luxury and convenience."
Kevin Brockmeier recommends Dino Buzzati’s “The Time Machine.” Read the story and Kevin’s introduction tomorrow at Recommended Reading.