Review of “The Flower’s Life Is Short” (1967)


Fukushima Masami (writer).

Read in 2020.

Read in Speculative Japan.

A woman at the mid-point of a life extended by an affluent society wonders what might have happened if she’d stayed married in her younger years.

A pessimistic, rather dull view of post-scarcity, with a technological premise—a multi-sensory synthesizer—that turns out to be quite silly.

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