War is humanity's only hope. "Aldiss' dark vision of collapsing society and withering earth is poignant and brutal . . . [a] richly detailed world" (Science Fiction Ruminations). In a future where the Earth has been savaged by overpopulation and over-farming, robots are considered more valuable than humans and sand must be altered to create artificially fertile soil. Ex-convict Knowle Noland, the hallucinating sea captain of the Trieste Star, finds himself wrapped up in a plot to incite a global war that will wipe out millions. War, it seems, is the only way to drastically reduce the population and create a better world for those who survive.
by Charles W. Chesnutt
by W. Somerset Maugham
by Brian W. Aldiss
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