Death of Grass

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A thought experiment in future-shock survivalism' Robert MacFarlane 'Gripping ... of all science fiction's apocalypses, this is one of the most haunting' Financial Times WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT MACFARLANE A post-apocalyptic vision of the world pushed to the brink by famine, John Christopher's science fiction masterpiece The Death of Grass includes an introduction by Robert MacFarlane in Penguin Modern Classics. At first the virus wiping out grass and crops is of little concern to John Custance. It has decimated Asia, ...

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Jason W

Aug 20, 2016

Am I naive....

I suppose it's well written for the period and does keep you going, but I was disappointed with this as I am with so many apocalyptic stories, that the story line followed warring factions rather than tackle the problem itself, whether plague, zombies, lack or electricity, or in this case, grass!
I am perhaps naive in thinking that we'd all pull together and muddle through, but as these accounts are portrayed, I'd be dead in ten minutes so wouldn't have to worry... although on the British front, I'd steer clear of the middle classes, and had I been unfortunate enough to be American... everyone!
I just think it's a shame as there are so many interesting stories that could be created from these type scenarios, of coping with a situation and how to do it rather than bludgeoning militia. Hey ho!

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