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Millennial Reviews XXXIV: Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison (1966)

Make Room! Make Room!

By Harry Harrison  

17 Feb, 2000

Millennial Reviews


Make Room! Make Room!
Harry Harrison
Berkley, 1966
224 pages

Synopsis: It is 1999. NYC has 35 million people [although the back cover of my copy says it has 40 million people], about 5x times what it has in our time. Even America is suffering under the burden of overpopulation with 350 million people [An excess of 72 million over the actual value in 1999] and all the predictions of Paul Ehrlich [who wrote the introduction for my edition] have come true. This is not terribly surprising, as this book is an exploration of the consequences of those predictions coming true.

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