There are seven billion-plus humans crowding the surface of 21st century Earth. It is an age of intelligent computers, mass-market psychedelic drugs, politics conducted by assassination, scientists who burn incense to appease volcanoes …all the hysteria of a dangerously overcrowded world, portrayed in a dazzlingly inventive style. Employing a dazzling range of literary techniques, John Brunner has created a future world as real as this morning's newspaper - moving, sensory, impressionistic, as jagged as the times it portrays, this book is a real mind stretcher - and yet beautifully orchestrated to give a vivid picture of the whole.
SALES POINTS * #15 in the Millennium SF Masterworks series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written * Winner of the Hugo Award, the British Science Fiction Award and the Prix Apollo. * 'It's time for a new generation to read it' Joe Haldeman