Babymaking in the World of 2112
by Roger Bourke White Jr.
Welcome to life in the world of 2112
Mankind has won:
o The population bomb is defused and the population is down to 7 billion from a peak of 9 billion in 2050.
o People can have their cake -- thanks to nanotechnology and advanced manufacturing, Earth's resources are not going to run out.
o Humans and robots are in peaceful coexistence.
Dahlia Rose is a very human being with very human desires. She wants a baby.
But this is New York City in 2112 and baby making isn't birds and bees simple -- there are dozens of ways to do it now. And the world around her is... complicated. How is she going to "stay on target" and make her dream come true?
The world is prosperous, but that doesn't mean there aren't problems and heartbreaks. Hard choices still have to be made, people can still make tragic mistakes, and unfeeling bureaucracy can still grind people up and spit them out.
Journey with Dahlia and the other students of Child Champs as they experience triumph and tragedy, heroism and heartbreak, outrage and oppression the 22nd century way.
Roger Bourke White Jr. has written several books in his Tales of Technofiction series. In them Roger explores how humans will live in likely real-world futures. Roger builds worlds with a lot of internal consistency, then explores them for surprises -- what are the surprise uses of a technology? Child Champs is a fine example of Roger's Technofiction.