Caliban by Robert Silverberg


by Robert Silverberg

Form: Short story

Year: 1972

ID: 126

Publication history:


It's 2103 and people can change their bodily appearance practically at will. Everyone has chosen (this month) to be sleek-skinned, athletic, blue-eyed blondes. Into this world comes a man born in 1967, with all his bodily flaws, lumpy nose, dark hair, and quaint attitudes. He's a renowned curiosity, the world's greatest novelty, and gets to have sex with many women. But popularity in this world has a price... The technological setting of the story is a bit vague outside of the body modifications, and there's no explanation how the Caliban-character got to the future.

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