First published in 1974 but expanded from a short story published in 1962 this book has a message years ahead of its time. My first copy came from a friends older brother who worked in a local printing works and who knew I liked science fiction. They were printing the book but had run off so many copies with the pages upside down. I had never heard of he book or the author but was hooked within the first few pages. At first look a fairly typical little guy versus big development corporation but on a global or indeed interplanetary scale. Full of twists, good humour and a great ending. A personal favourite and a bit of a forgotten classic.