Trouble with Lichen by John Wyndham [FIRST EDITION PAPERBACK] 1977
Trouble with Lichen by John Wyndham
VINTAGE PAPERBACK  DEL-REY • BALLANTINE
Mega rare first U.S. Paperback printing and second printing after an its initial hardcover publication in 1960.
Vintage mass market paperback in near mint condition. Light shelf wear. Tight and unread. Gorgeous!
Francis Saxover and Diana Brackley, two scientists investigating a rare lichen, discover it has a remarkable property: it retards the aging process. Francis, realising the implications for the world of an ever-youthful, wealthy elite, wants to keep it secret, but Diana sees an opportunity to overturn the male status quo by using the lichen to inspire a feminist revolution.
As each scientist wrestles with the implications and practicalities of exploiting the discovery, the world comes ever closer to learning the truth . . .
Trouble With Lichen is a scintillating story of the power wielded by science in our lives and asks how much trust should we place in those we appoint to be its guardians?