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By J. J. Connington

Famine sweeps the world over whilst a lab twist of fate unleashes a virulent pressure of micro organism that transforms fit fields into barren wastelands. With the destiny of the human race at stake, filthy rich financier Stanley Nordenholt establishes a stronghold in imperative Scotland and assumes dictatorial powers to save lots of what continues to be of the planet's ravenous inhabitants. This gripping story of survival explores the various ethical dilemmas that come up within the wake of catastrophic occasions in addition to their social, cultural, and political effects.
A precursor to the latter-day stories from the golden age of technological know-how fiction, this compelling novel used to be released by means of a famous British chemist in 1923. Acclaimed by way of the Encyclopedia of technology Fiction as "realistic, reasoned, sociologically saw, and credible," it bargains an ever-relevant caution opposed to the exploitation of catastrophe as a pretext for the suspension of freedom, democracy, and justice.

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