New York: The Dial Press, 1967. 133 pp. Approx. 5 3/4 x 9". Illustrated dust jacket lightly rubbed, flaps unevenly age-toned, small chip to rear top cover, a few small tears, otherwise, very good; Red cloth over boards, rubbing to edges, some corner bumping, ex-library so rear endpaper has signs of the pocket being removed, some small spots and age toning throughout, library stamp on top page edges, inscribed by the author on the title page, half-title page has full caricature drawn in, possible George Clayton Johnson signature laid in, in very good condition.
This dystopian novel tells of a future society in which the population has grown too much and is mostly people under 21; so, in order to maintain order, everyone reaching the age of 21 must die. The main character, Logan, as a Sandman, is in charge of enforcing this rule, until he becomes a runner himself. Made into a film in 1976, only the basic premise of the novel is used.