The Age of the Pussyfoot
is a science fiction
novel by Frederik Pohl
, first published as a novel in 1969
. It was originally published as a serial
in Galaxy Science Fiction
in three parts, starting in October of 1966.
The novel was inspired by Pohl's own experiences in a local volunteer fire department and by the early computer time sharing
systems, along with advances in medicine, such as transplants
, extrapolated to the point where anyone with enough money can command huge resources and essentially live forever. There are some unusual social consequences of these advances, however.
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