THE BITTER PILL. [Melbourne]: Wren, . Octavo, boards. First edition. A grim tale of the future that postulates an overpopulated Earth governed by young people. Upon one's forty-fifth birthday the choice is voluntary euthanasia or forced labor in camps in the Australian desert or in the penal colony on Mars where convicts toil under the brutal supervision of the corrupt Mars Corps to make more space for Earth's teeming masses. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Reginald 02837. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. Scarce. (#160894).
"First published 1974" on copyright page.