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The Scarlet Plague
by Jack London and Matthew Battles


Overview - Jack London's plague novel, in which the world's population has been reduced to a few scattered bands of primitive scavengers, has influenced subsequent science-fiction apocalypses and dystopias -- from George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty Four to the movies Road Warrior and Idiocracy.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Jack London's plague novel, in which the world's population has been reduced to a few scattered bands of primitive scavengers, has influenced subsequent science-fiction apocalypses and dystopias -- from George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty Four to the movies Road Warrior and Idiocracy.

Outside the ruins of San Francisco, a former UC Berkeley professor of literature recounts the chilling sequence of events which led to his current lowly state -- a gruesome pandemic which killed nearly every living soul on the planet, in a matter of days. Modern civilization tottered and fell, and a new race of barbarians -- the western world's brutalized workers -- assumed power everywhere.

Over the space of a few decades, all learning has been lost. Unlike the professor on Gilligan's Island, the narrator is the least useful member of a thriving tribe, whose younger generation (who boast names like Hoo-Hoo and Har-Lip) are mostly descended from a the tribe's brutish founder. He was known only by the title of his former occupation, so the tribe's name is: Chauffeur.

A bleak, at times darkly humorous glimpse into the future by an author best known for red-blooded adventure yarns set in the Klondike Gold Rush.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781935869504
  • ISBN-10: 1935869507
  • Publisher: Hilobooks
  • Publish Date: May 2012
  • Page Count: 128
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds

Series: Radium Age Science Fiction

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