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Preferred Risk

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Preferred Risk by Frederik Pohl is a compelling science fiction novel that explores the ethical dilemmas and consequences of genetic engineering. The story follows a group of insurance agents who specialize in providing coverage for genetically superior individuals. As the agents navigate the complex world of genetic manipulation and insurance premiums, they are forced to confront their own beliefs and values.

Pohl's writing is thought-provoking and engaging, offering a unique perspective on the potential pitfalls of a society that places a premium on genetic perfection. The characters are well-developed and relatable, making it easy for readers to become invested in their journey.

Overall, Preferred Risk is a thought-provoking and timely exploration of the ethical implications of genetic engineering. Pohl's masterful storytelling and keen insights make this a must-read for fans of science fiction and speculative fiction.

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The Company insures you against everything. Everything except war, that is. But they've put an end to wars . The Company also controls everything. Including all the sources of weapons. The Company is dedicated to the happiness of mankind . Medical Treatment and Law Enforcement are just a few of the other services they provide to the entire world. Claims Adjuster Wills was a happy Company employee until his path crossed those of a man with no legs and a mysterious woman. All of a sudden, his world was turned upside down, and his decisions could determine the future of the planet. This collaborative work was originally published under the pseudonym Edson McCann. It was the winner of the 1955 Galaxy-Simon & Schuster novel contest. - Summary by Nick Bulka

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