The End of the Dream Author:Phillip Wylie After THE END OF THE DREAM was published there was a rash of "disaster" bestsellers depicting cuclear accidents, earthquakes, conflagrations, and other natural and manmade disasters. Even the ultimate destruction of the planet through an all-out nuclear war has since been depicted time and again. Terrorist acts and the spread of nuclear weapsn... more » are now everyday news items along with major incidents of pollution and toxic "addidents." But this novel of the not-too-distant future is the only complete picture of a world suffering from rampant industrial pollution, famine, the vagaries of genetic engineering, new and exoti deadly diseases, and the ever-widening poisoning of the planet. A spectacular thriller and prophetic legacy, THE END OF THE DREAM is a compelling and terrifying vision of a future world drawn from the events and headlines of today.
Read by Edward Markmann who has appeared with the One Act Theatre Company in San Francisco and has narrated radio dramas for National Public Radio in Boston and San Francisco. He lso portrayed "Emperor Norton of San Francisco" for RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT.« less