Youth wasted on the young? Not in this provocative, darkly comic short story of cold-blooded dreams by the cowriter of Ant-Man and the Wasp.
In the near future, older generations can reverse the aging process through weekly transfusions while, far removed from the realities of the outside world, aimless postmillennials or “blood chickens” can live a life of guiltless bliss in idyllic youth farms. Among the first wave of volunteer donors are Billy Cantor and Frankie Halifax, who quickly bond over their dream paradise. What’s not to love? Wine tastings, parties, yoga, and all the organic avocados they can eat. Best of all: not a single care in the world until their thirty-fifth birthdays. Then Billy and Frankie discover a few cracks in nirvana. And the reality that awaits them is the furthest thing from what they imagined.
Young Blood is part 1 of the Young Blood Trilogy, a provocative and darkly satiric commentary on youthful dreams and cold-blooded reality. Read or listen in a single sitting.