“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.