Preferred Risk

Lester del Rey (Author), Frederik Pohl (Author)

PREFERRED RISK first appeared in 1955. It won the Galaxy Magazine / Simon & Schuster contest for 1955’s best work of science fiction.


The Company, a powerful, efficient, and thoroughly monstrous insurance organization, controlled the entire world. It scientifically regulating every aspect of life: war, epidemics, one-a-day food pills and test-tube sex…all through the use of its patented, terrifying human deep-freeze vault. Claims Adjuster Wills, a great believer in the Company, has second thoughts when he meets beautiful Rena, whose radical father lies frozen in one of the Company’s subterranean vaults…

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