It is 1999 and 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. When a gangster is murdered during a blistering Manhattan heat wave, city cop Andy Rusch is under pressure to solve the crime, but also captivated by the victim's beautiful girlfriend. It is going to be difficult to catch a killer, let alone get the girl, in the crazy streets crammed full of people, and a world going into meltdown. Written in 1966 and made into the science-fiction film Soylent Green, Make Room! Make Room! Is a witty and unnerving story about stretching the earth's resources, and the human spirit, to breaking point.