LADIES' DAY [and] THIS CROWDED EARTH. New York: Belmont Books, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Belmont Double B60-080. "Ladies' Day" depicts a lesbian dystopia; "This Crowded Earth" is an overpopulation dystopia. In the latter, the United States government attacks the overpopulation crisis with a secret program to bioengineer yardsticks, humans who will grow no taller than three feet. The new breed proves nonviable and humanity must be rescued from extinction by the few remaining normals. Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, p. 159. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 269, 308. A fine copy. (#87468).