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The Death of Grass
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This novel is perhaps one of the best treatments of the ecological disaster theme, written with both
intelligence and a clear understanding of the human condition when faced with life-threatening
circumstances. The storyline starts out with the news that a deadly, resilient plant virus known as the
Chung-Li virus has virtually wiped all cereal crops, including rice, in China. Due to an initial Chinese
government decision to suppress details of the ensuing famine, the full scale of the disaster is not made
known until it is quite too late. Vaccine developed hastily by Western countries proves ultimately to be
ineffective and before long, the virus has rapidly spread, reaching Europe including England and wiping
out all the cereal crops (with the exception of potatoes) and grass of that particular region. Life in
England starts breaking down with catastrophic consequences and the story then focuses on the attempts
of the protagonist John Custance, his family and close friends, to reach safety in northern England where
his brother has a farm newly set up for potato farming.
Every sci-fi reader should read this book. The novel is a subdued warning against complacency and the
possible consequences of such complacency. This is very much relevant in today's world of
GM-modified foods and resistant strains of disease culture. If such a scenario unfolded in present-day
Western society, then all I can say is… God help the lot of us.
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