ECODEATH. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1972. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Gonzo ecological satire depicting a business dystopia in which "huge waste disposal plants belch out noxious gases twenty-four hours a day while their owners make fortunes from the sale of gas masks, water purifiers and survival kits" (publisher's blurb). The waste spawns a new organism that feeds on all forms of pollution and kills it's host, which seems to include only man, rodents and the common ant, in less than fifteen minutes. Mankind is doomed. The first novel of both Watkins and Snyder, "a pollution story in which the leading characters are called Snyder and Watkins and the plot is fast and furious." - SFE (online). Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 345. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with light wear at edges and dust soiling to rear panel. (#158871).
First edition so stated on copyright page.