This Crowded Earth
By: Robert Bloch
This Crowded Earth is a novel set in a future where overpopulation has inspired science to create a small human race with the use of hormone therapy. The story starts in the late 1990’s when suicide, crime and accidents have increased steeply because of the ‘maddening proximity of the crowds’. As a final desperate measure the American president imposes the Leffingwell Rule.d after the scientist that developed it, the Leffingwell Rule is a endocrinological program for pregnant women to ensure their children don’t grow taller than 3 feet as an adult. The story ends in 2065 in predictable disaster.