Earth - a garbage-ridden eco-disaster - is over-populated and desease ridden. Chemicals have poisoned the environment and reduced most of the people to the edge of starvation. As the planet speeds on its collision course with disaster, there is one solution - a solution so frightful that no one is willing to adopt it. No one, that is, except Knowle Noland, ex-convict, ex-traveller, and captain of the Trieste Star. Noland alone is prepared to fire the shot that will unleash Armageddon, whose survivors will inherit a new-born world. If there are any survivors...
AUTHOR: Brian Aldiss