Trillion Dollar Eden
by Jim Bowden
Set in the year 2047, this literary intrigue is strongly themed around overpopulation and environmental degradation. The government offers the Near Death Experience (NDE) as part of the health system, to encourage voluntary euthanasia among the old and sick. Women must get a permit to bear a child, based on someone else’s death. A rich playboy thinks he can deal with the problems with a new Eden.