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Make Room! Make Room!

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Make Room! Make Room! first edition, 1966First edition
By Harry Harrison
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First published
1966

Literary form
Novel

Genres
Science fiction, dystopia

Writing language
English

Author's country
United States

Length
Approx. 88,000 wordss

Notable lines

New York City—stolen from the trusting Indians by the wily Dutch, taken from the law-abiding Dutch by the warlike British, then wrested in turn from the peaceful British by the revolutionary colonials.

— First line

"Let me tell you, I may look old but that's just because of my age."

 

"We got a plague of people, a disease of people infesting the world. We got more people who are living longer. Less people have to be born, that's the answer. We got death control—we got to match it with birth control."

 

"I got an incurable disease. Old age."

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

— Last line

 

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