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"Conspiracy theories are big because they're comforting. Any conspiracy is infinitely less multiplex than the real deal, which is multiplex to the point of being unknowable."
- William Gibson

Sleepshop  
  A quiet place to die.  

"...A Sleepshop isn’t so bad, is it? We toured one when I was twelve, me and a friend of mine. In Paris. Clean and nice. It isn’t so bad”

Logan thought of the Sleepshops with their gaily painted interiors, the attendants in soft pastel robes, the electronically augmented angel choirs, the skin spray of Hallucinogen, which wiped away a confused look of suffering and replaced it with a fixed and joyful smile. He thought of the quiet, dim-lit grave room lined with aluminum shelving, and of the neat rows of steelfoil canisters marked with the names and numbers of men.

“No,” said Logan. “It isn’t so bad.”

From Logan's Run, by William Nolan (w/G.C. Johnson).
Published by Unknown in 1967
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Compare to the government lethal chamber from The Repairer of Reputations (1895) by Robert W. Chambers, the Hall of Euthanasia from One Against the Legion (1939) by Jack Williamson and the Ethical Suicide Parlor from Welcome to the Monkey House (1958) by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr..

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