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World Without Women

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Beautiful, blonde Connie Renner and her husband had spent fourteen months alone together in the tropics -- completely isolated from all civilization.

Their return to Los Angeles had been bleak. The boat basin was deserted and cluttered with debris. Their neighbors in the swank bay community hadn't bothered to welcome them home.

Now Connie stood at the big living room window
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Paperback, Large Print, 384 pages
Published December 1st 1993 by Ulverscroft (first published 1960)
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Starapple
Jul 26, 2012 Starapple rated it really liked it
The synopsis above is incorrect. Its not about the Titanic. Its about:

"A sixties style science fiction plot about a husband and wife (on the verge of divorce) who return to the mainland after six months in self-imposed seclusion (no phone, no TV, no radio, no newspaper) on their private island where they had been trying to salvage their failing marriage; when they get back to civilization, they discover that 99% of the world's women have mysteriously died due to some incurable disease and the re
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Mike (the Paladin)
I'll be honest here. I see this under the Gold Medal science Fiction heading...I've seen several fairly positive reviews...Okay.

I read this back in the early 70s having found it in a used book store. The plot revolves around a couple who come back from a secluded vacation (where the wife had been very ill but recovered) to find that a plague had killed most of the worlds women and left the others unable to have children. Was it temporary? Would the human race die out?

The book sees humans in gen
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Phil
Dec 18, 2013 Phil rated it really liked it
Connie returns from a long sailing trip with husband that was meant to shore up their failing relationship. The world looks a little different and a bit crazy. While she was at sea, women have died by the masses and the human race is in danger. Government steps in as Connie now becomes a cog in the machine meant to keep the human race alive. How does a happy ending occur here? A must read for dystopian fans.
Diana Caballero-hernández
Both hilarious and outrageous.
SoManyBooks SoLittleTime (Aven Shore)
The future according to 1960.

Super entertaining to me because it screams a lot louder about 1960 than the future it’s supposed to be inventing: no one spends five minutes under a roof without a mixed drink in hand, no hands are devoid of cigarettes at any time, and the few surviving women of the plot are spectacularly devoid of original thoughts, opinions, or initiative, and still perform all the cooking seen in the book.

Plus my copy has a way better pulp cover.
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