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The Genocides

Thomas M. Disch

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ISBN 10: 0375705465 / ISBN 13: 9780375705465
Published by Vintage, 2000
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Title: The Genocides

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed.

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This spectacular novel established Thomas M. Disch as a major new force in science fiction. First published in 1965, it was immediately labeled a masterpiece reminiscent of the works of J.G. Ballard and H.G. Wells

In this harrowing novel, the world's cities have been reduced to cinder and ash and alien plants have overtaken the earth.  The plants, able to grow the size of maples in only a month and eventually reach six hundred feet, have commandeered the world's soil and are sucking even the Great Lakes dry. In northern Minnesota, Anderson, an aging farmer armed with a Bible in one hand and a gun in the other, desperately leads the reduced citizenry of a small town in a daily struggle for meager existence. Throw into this fray Jeremiah Orville, a marauding outsider bent on a bizarre and private revenge, and the fight to live becomes a daunting task.

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"One of the most remarkably talented writers around." -The Washington Post Book World

"[Disch] is without doubt one of the really bright . . . lights on the American SF scene." -- Fantasy and Science Fiction

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