A Planet for the President

A Planet for the President

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It is the near future. Things are not going well for the President of the United States. He wants Americans to be adored by freedom-loving people everywhere. Instead, half the planet seems to be in a permanent state of insurrection against US power. What's more, there's a growing environmental crisis that even he can't ignore. It's one thing when there are floods in Bangladesh, quite another when almost 2,000 Americans die in flooding in Texas. His advisers warn him he could be remembered as the President who wrecked the planet. That's not exactly the historical legacy he's longed for.Against this background, the President is persuaded of one simple fact: there are too many people in the world. Only radical action can deal with the problem. By which his advisers mean reducing the number of people on the planet. In fact, getting rid of everybody - except Americans. The President recoils in horror at the thought. But soon he and his advisers are committed to thinking the unthinkable. As a vaccination programme for all Americans begins, plans are drawn up for a deadly pathogen to be spread around the globe...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 153 x 234mm
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752867164
  • 9780752867168

About Alistair Beaton

Alistair Beaton is one of the country's leading satirical writers, and makes frequent appearances on Radio 4. His hit comedy FEELGOOD won the Evening Standard Award in 2001show more