Pendulum Author:John Christopher This is not science-fiction but terror-probability, as the England we know - 'the guardian of justice and peace' - is thrown into violent convulsions by an economic depression reminiscent of the gloomy days between the two World Wars. — For those who can remember those days of evil it is something to be accepted. But for the young, it is a call t... more »o strike. Gangs of Hooligans rampage throughout the land bringing in their wake a bitterness and anger that is almost sub-human.
Action, as always, produces reaction. The pendulum swings yet again, but the stability that follows is that of supra-discipline, of grim religious retaliation. And the England that had been warm is now a country of freedom-frozen despondency.
Originally published in 1968, the nightmare happenings of Pendulum seem if anything even more probable today.« less