Wholesale application of population control technology has rendered man infertile.
Fifteen years ago, Earth's population ceased to mushroom.
Its people no longer reproduced.
Because they could not.
It's not long before society loses its mind. Rifts emerge, as the Young and Old begin to spar over whose rights are most important in a time of such catastrophic struggle. Leaders rise out of the darkness, channelling the animosity into political lecturings and creating more chaos and despair. Robbed of over more than half the population, urban America withered.
Food becomes a much fought-over commodity and luxury. Famine, plague and war spread like wildfire. And no children are born - anywhere. Two generations later, and the spread of the immuno-factor was complete.
A team of scientists, headed by Dr. Richard Parnell and his wife Therese, based at the Life Sciences headquarters works tirelessly to produce life artificially.
One day, a young girl walks into their midst.
"I'm eight," the girl announces proudly.
Mankind has been sterile for more than fifteen years...
A living child could be the answer to humanity's greatest problem.
How can she be alive, and so young, when not a single child has been born for two generations?
Parnell and his team are now on a mission: to find the parents of this young girl, named Ria, before the trail runs cold and humanity's last hope disappears into the darkness.
Will they track them down in time?
Or is Ria to be humankind's last generation?
Unto the Last Generation is a gripping technological sci-fi thriller set in a dystopian future America.
Praise for Juanita Coulson:
'... A richly detailed construction... ' C J Cherryh
'Coulson works on an enormous canvas - sometimes almost overwhelming. The characters are always memorable.' Marion Zimmer Bradley
Juanita Coulson is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. She is also widely known in filk music circles since the 1950s for her singing and songwriting; she has won several Pegasus Awards for her filking. For thirty-three years, she co-edited the science fiction fanzine Yandro with her husband "Buck" (Robert Coulson). Yandro was nominated for a Hugo Award every year from 19581967; it won the award in 1965, thus marking Coulson as one of the very first women to be so honored.
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Used availability for Juanita Coulson's Unto the Last Generation
November 1975 : UK Mass Market Paperback
September 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition