AND ALL THE EARTH A GRAVE

by Carroll M. Capps (writing as C.C. McApp). Originally Published in Galaxy Science Fiction December 1963. There's nothing wrong with dying; it just hasn't had the proper sales pitch! It all began when the new bookkeeping machine of a large Midwestern coffin manufacturer slipped a cog, or blew a transistor, or something. It was fantastic that the error—one of two decimal places—should enjoy a straight run of okays, human and mechanical, clear down the line; but when the figures clacked out at the last clacking-out station, there it was. The figures were now sacred; immutable; and Continue reading