Why this book?
Written in P.D. James’ inimitable style this is, nonetheless, quite unlike her crime fiction. The fertility of men has plummeted to zero, and this dystopian classic explores the political and social response now that humanity’s last generation has already been born. Society’s response is political apathy, resulting in an autocratic government with enforced male fertility tests and female gynecological tests. Non-elite people over 60 are expected to commit suicide, and some are forced to do so, or be murdered. This is the story of a struggle against oppression, and the human toll of that struggle.