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   Drought, The, by J. G. Ballard  
 
  Novel, first publication in April 1964 , latest edition in April 1985
 
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      Rain is a thing of the past. Radio-active waste has stopped the sea evaporating. The sun beats down on the parching earth, and on the parching spirit of man. A warped new humankind is bred out of the dead land-bitter, murderous, i ts values turned upside down. Idiots reign. Water replaces currency and becomes the source of a bleak new evil...If it ever happened, it could be very like this...

     
     
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  • After the Apocalypse - Post-holocaust - Apocalypse
  • Agricultural - Ecological - Population Disasters
  • End of the World - End of Man

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