|NEL paperback, 1978. Cover artist uncredited.|
"Europe in the twenty-first century is a stricken continent.
Cities crumble with neglect. Governments topple to military coups. Bands of 'godheads' roam the streets armed with plastic crosses. Soon war is bound to break out, and then the world will take the final step towards suicide.
But one man may just have the answer - VC - a new kind of viral drug which has the power to alter drastically, and permanently, the human mind. He knows it will prevent Man's self-destruction, but is it safe? And does he have the right to take that decision - a decision that will change the destiny of Mankind, by changing the very nature of Man himself."