History Literature / MakeRoomMakeRoom

28th Mar '16 8:06:46 PM Mdumas43073
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It takes place in the CrapsackWorld of [[BigApplesauce New York City]] in the far-future year of 1999, beset by overpopulation and environmental collapse, where a bland artificial food called soylent (made from soy and lentils) is the best thing most people ever get to eat.

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It takes place in the CrapsackWorld of [[BigApplesauce New York City]] in the (then) far-future year of 1999, beset by overpopulation and environmental collapse, where a bland artificial food called soylent (made from soy and lentils) is the best thing most people ever get to eat.
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* TheEndIsNigh: A secondary character in the novel is a defrocked priest-turned-hermit who's eagerly awaiting the turn of the millennium, which he assumes will bring the end of the world.

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* TheEndIsNigh: A secondary character in the novel is Peter, a defrocked priest-turned-hermit who's eagerly awaiting the turn of the millennium, which he assumes will bring the end of the world.
28th Mar '16 8:40:19 AM Mdumas43073
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When a wealthy racketeer named "Big Mike" is killed, NYPD detective Andy Rusch is assigned to investigate the murder. Rusch finds himself getting romantically involved with the dead man's concubine, Shirl. Meanwhile, the killer--a poor immigrant boy named Billy Chung--attempts to elude capture (a seemingly easy task, in a city of 35 million inhabitants).

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When a wealthy racketeer named "Big Mike" is killed, NYPD detective Andy Rusch is assigned to investigate the murder.murder (a daunting task, in a city of 35 million inhabitants). Rusch finds himself getting romantically involved with the dead man's concubine, Shirl. Meanwhile, the killer--a poor immigrant boy named Billy Chung--attempts to elude capture (a seemingly easy task, in a city of 35 million inhabitants).
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28th Mar '16 8:38:58 AM Mdumas43073
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When a wealthy racketeer named "Big Mike" is killed, NYPD detective Andy Rusch is assigned to investigate the murder. Rusch finds himself getting romantically involved with the dead man's concubine, Shirl. Meanwhile, the killer--a poor immigrant boy named Billy Chung--attempts to elude capture, a seemingly easy task in a city of 35 million inhabitants.

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When a wealthy racketeer named "Big Mike" is killed, NYPD detective Andy Rusch is assigned to investigate the murder. Rusch finds himself getting romantically involved with the dead man's concubine, Shirl. Meanwhile, the killer--a poor immigrant boy named Billy Chung--attempts to elude capture, a capture (a seemingly easy task task, in a city of 35 million inhabitants.
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When a wealthy racketeer named "Big Mike" is killed, NYPD detective Andy Rusch is assigned to investigate the murder. Rusch finds himself getting romantically involved with the dead man's concubine, Shirl. Meanwhile, the killer--a poor immigrant boy named Billy Chung--attempts to elude capture... a seemingly easy task, in a city of 35 million inhabitants.

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When a wealthy racketeer named "Big Mike" is killed, NYPD detective Andy Rusch is assigned to investigate the murder. Rusch finds himself getting romantically involved with the dead man's concubine, Shirl. Meanwhile, the killer--a poor immigrant boy named Billy Chung--attempts to elude capture... capture, a seemingly easy task, task in a city of 35 million inhabitants.
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When a wealthy racketeer named "Big Mike" is killed, NYPD detective Andy Rusch is assigned to investigate the murder. Rusch finds himself getting romantically involved with the dead man's concubine, Shirl. Meanwhile, the killer--a poor immigrant boy named Billy Chung--attempts to elude capture.

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When a wealthy racketeer named "Big Mike" is killed, NYPD detective Andy Rusch is assigned to investigate the murder. Rusch finds himself getting romantically involved with the dead man's concubine, Shirl. Meanwhile, the killer--a poor immigrant boy named Billy Chung--attempts to elude capture.
capture... a seemingly easy task, in a city of 35 million inhabitants.
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28th Mar '16 4:15:42 AM Mdumas43073
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** Of course, if most of those seven billion people were crowded into a handful of nations or cities, you can see where things would be pretty grim. The novel's version of NYC houses 35 million -- more than ''four times'' the present population.
28th Mar '16 4:14:08 AM Mdumas43073
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When a wealthy racketeer named "Big Mike" is killed, NYPD detective Andy Rusch is assigned to investigate the murder. Rusch finds himself getting romantically involved with the dead man's concubine, Shirl. Meanwhile, the killer--poor boy named Billy Chung--attempts to elude capture.

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When a wealthy racketeer named "Big Mike" is killed, NYPD detective Andy Rusch is assigned to investigate the murder. Rusch finds himself getting romantically involved with the dead man's concubine, Shirl. Meanwhile, the killer--poor killer--a poor immigrant boy named Billy Chung--attempts to elude capture.
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