This is a classic science fiction novel by Robert Bloch. It tells the story of an overpopulated Earth and its perilous problem of diminished resources. However, the government have a plan. Will it work? Find out in this wonderful example of prophetical science fiction. This work is part of our Vintage Sci-Fi Classics Series, a series in which we are republishing some of the best stories in the genre by some of its most acclaimed authors, such as Isaac Asimov, Harry Harrison, and Robert Sheckley. Each publication is complete with a short introduction to the history of science fiction.