The First Death of 2057

"The First Death of 2057" is a short story by Douglas Lucas about punishment, capital and otherwise, in the future.

On 29 Aug 2009, this website section became the second publication of the story. descant published the story in its Summer 2007 print issue (Volume 46) first. Very minor revisions have been made for this second publication. This webpage was last updated on 27 March 2015.

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