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The Precedent: 04/01/12
"The Precedent" by Sean McMullan in the July / August issue of FSF takes a look at the near future where the environment is recovering but the price for a healthier ecosystem is a total dissolution of modern life.
The main character is a man on trial. His crime: being born before 2000. Anyone pre-millennium is assumed to have committed crimes against the environment. They must prove themselves innocent. The lucky ones are freed and assigned new jobs in society. Most though are put to death in a violent but carbon neutral way.
What struck me most about this story was the realization that were this truly happening, my children and their friends would be the ones running the trials.
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