A gangster is murdered during a blistering Manhattan heat wave. City cop Andy Rusch is under pressure solve the crime and captivated by the victim's beautiful girlfriend. But it is difficult to catch a killer, let alone get the girl, in crazy streets crammed full of people. The planet's population has exploded. The 35 million inhabitants of New York City run their TVs off pedal power, riot for water, loot and trample for lentil 'steaks' and are controlled by sinister barbed wire dropped from the sky. Written in 1966 and set in 1999, Make Room! Make Room! is a witty and unnerving story about stretching the earth's resources, and the human spirit, to breaking point.
Harry Harrison was born in Connecticut in 1925 and lived in New York City until 1943, when he was drafted into the United States Army. For the past thirty years he has lived in Ireland and England. Other books published by Harrison include Deathworld, also published by Penguin, the Stainless Steel Rat series, Bill, the Galactic Hero, Stars and Stripes Forever, West of Eden and Captive Universe. He has received the Nebula Award, the Golden Scroll of the Academy of SF Film, Prix Jules Verne (Sweden) and the Premio Italia. He is a member of the SF Hall of Fame and is a European Grandmaster.