PUMP SIX AND OTHER STORIES. San Francisco: Night Shade Books, . Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First paperback edition. Collects ten stories. Includes “Pump Six,” a short story depicting a dystopia in which "general environmental collapse which has led to a biological and intellectual collapse among humans." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009, "Yellow Card Man," which describes a "dystopia brought about by global warming, with a stress of the situation of refugees." -ibid., “The Tamarisk Hunter," an environmental dystopia where much of the central U.S. is a dust bowl, and what water there is is sent to California." - ibid., "Pop Squad," describing a dystopia where there is "deep division between the rich and poor. The rich get annual rejuvenation shots but cannot have children. The poor are those who choose to have children, which is illegal. The “Pop Squad” is the police who kill the children." - ibid., “The Calorie Man,” describing world dystopia controlled by corporations that "control of most agricultural products, and the corporations rule the world through their control over the food supply. The story focuses on an attempt to help a geneticist spread free seeds." - ibid., and “The People of Sand and Slag," a "far future environmental dystopia." - ibid. Trade paperback format. A fine copy. (#163958).
First printing so stated on copyright page.