From cradle to grave, life was maximized by a benevolent State. War had been abolished long ago. So had most illnesses. Men who lived to be fifty were rewarded with a period of state-sponsored sexual license – Sexmax. Widows could comfort themselves with a service assignee – a young man computer-matched on the basis of propensity and performance.
It was a foolproof system as long as one didn’t make a fool of oneself and fall in love. Fortyish Emma Beasley did just that – fell in love with her 19 year-old Sexmax partner, James. The computer wasn’t prepared for this. Nor was it prepared for young Josie, who decided she wanted James for herself. And to hell with Sexmax!
A paperback original first edition by George H Leonard writing as Hughes Cooper. Cover by Robert Foster.