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Glad to see this classic in e-book form. This and its sequel _The Godwhale_ are excellent examples of 70s science fiction and highly recommended for readers interested in the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by D. Kittrell
An interesting twist on the questions of global population. When your sources of animal protein are limited . . .Published 8 months ago by Sky S
I love the SF Masterworks series, they have turned me on to all kinds of cool books that I would probably have never heard of otherwise. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Lewis Woolston
Don't overlook this highly entertaining first book of two (the second is The Godwhale). What if we don't blow each other up, or pollute ourselves out of existence, or succumb to... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Lois Cortez
Different writing style , very clinical . Great gritty well thought out dystopian tales about the dangers over overpopulation , exhausting resources, the effects of soft living &... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Mr. F
This is one of my favorite books, and it's great to see that it's back in print.
Every chapter is packed with interesting details. Read more
Bass had a unique take on man's dystopian future. The world in which trillions of people live below ground in unending, crowded cities and the entire surface of the Earth has been... Read morePublished on August 27, 2013 by James Robert Smith
I was in high school when I read T J Bass' two brilliant sci-fi novels (Half Past Human and The Godwhale). I loved the futuristic ride, and the bio-medical buzzwords. Read morePublished on July 12, 2011 by P. Mumford
I began reading this and quickly gave it up; so fair warning, anything I say below may be unfair, as it's based on 70-odd pages at the beginning and end of the book. Read morePublished on September 27, 2010 by Levana Taylor