Earth is overpopulated. Human beings are now too many. Years of technological progress across the board have decreed their almost exponential increase decade after decade. Any attempt made to curb growth has been in vain. Expansion into space has not delivered the desired results. Earth is exhausted and humanity, on the verge of a near extinction.
Thousands of hypotheses are made, thousands of solutions examined, thousands of researches are conducted and subsidized. Nothing is left out. Everything is examined. Even the most abstruse ideas and most imaginative conjectures are studied thoroughly. So, in this mess of ideas, in this swamp of thoughts, the solution arises. The solution is as simple as absurd and yet apparently possible: shrinking the whole of humanity.
Targeted Age Group: 12+
Genre: Science Fiction
What was your inspiration for this book?
I was watching a documentary on tv about ants and termites. It showed a nest around one meter deep that gave shelter to couple of millions of them. My first thought was – we could save so much space if we were so small – and, right after that, like a flash, I had the main story-line of the book in my head.
Why did you decide to produce an audiobook?
I like listening to audiobooks when I drive, commuting or cycling or when my eyes are tired after a all day behind a computer screen. It's a handy solution. I can't be the only one, right?
How did you choose the reader for the book and the production company?
I was given a couple of choices but in the end it really came down to the tone of voice, the tempo and the emphasis conveyed by the actor reading the book.
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