The Killswitch Review

TitleThe Killswitch Review
Year for Search2009
AuthorsAltman, Steven-Elliot (b. 1968), and DeKelb-Rittenhouse, Diane
Date Published2009
PublisherYard Dog Press
Place PublishedAlma, AR
KeywordsFemale author, Male author, US author
Annotation

Dystopia set in 2156 when it is possible to live as long as one wants. Since overpopulation is a threat, contraception is compulsory, and the U. S. has closed its borders. The focus of the novel is technologically assisted suicide, and the Killswitch is a hand held suicide device that is officially called the Kevorkian Unit, named after Jack Kevorkian (1928-2011) who was found guilty of second degree murder for his work in assisting people to kill themselves and spent 1999-2007 in prison. Given the lack of opportunity, young people are illegally killing themselves.

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Author Note

Altman (b. 1968). Female co-author.

Full Text

2009 Altman, Steven-Elliot (b. 1968) and Diane DeKelb-Rittenhouse. The Killswitch Review. Alma, AR: Yard Dog Press. PSt

Dystopia set in 2156 when it is possible to live as long as one wants. Since overpopulation is a threat, contraception is compulsory, and the U. S. has closed its borders. The focus of the novel is technologically assisted suicide, and the Killswitch is a hand held suicide device that is officially called the Kevorkian Unit, named after Jack Kevorkian (1928-2011) who was found guilty of second degree murder for his work in assisting people to kill themselves and spent 1999-2007 in prison. Given the lack of opportunity, young people are illegally killing themselves. Female co-author.