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Greener Than You Think

Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
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Do remember reading a panic-mongering news story a while back about genetically engineered “Frankengrass” “escaping” from the golf course where it had been planted? That news story was foreshadowed decades previously in the form of prophetic fiction wherein a pushy salesman, a cash-strapped scientist, and a clump of crabgrass accidentally merge forces with apocalyptic consequences. A triple-genre combo of science fiction, horror, and satire, Greener Than You Think is a forgotten classic that resonates beautifully with modern times. This is a faithful reading of a 1947 first edition text.

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Breathe the Air Again


Greener Than You Think


WILLIAM SLOANE ASSOCIATES, INC. Publishers ....... New York

Copyright, 1947, by WARD MOORE

First Edition


Transcriber's Note:

Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed. The text intentionally contains non standard contractions, unhyphenated combination words and other informal styles and spellings, which, except for minor typographical errors, have all been transcribed as printed.

For BECKY 1927 1937

"... I knew there was but one way; for his nose was as sharp as a pen, and 'a babbled of green fields. 'How now, Sir John!' quoth I; 'what, man! be o' good cheer.' So 'a cried out, 'God, God, God!' three or four times. Now I, to comfort him, bid him 'a should not think of God; I hop'd there was no need to trouble himself with any such thoughts yet... Continue reading book >>

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