THE MAN WHO JAPED
From The Backcover of the Ace 1975 and Methuen Editions
War and famine had been abolished through Morec, Moral Reclamation; peace and prosperity were the rule - they were, in fact, compulsory. Block committees, robot informers and youthful goon squads made sure everyone "enjoyed" Morec.
Allen Purcell, the new director of Entertainment and Propaganda, had always been happy in his world. At least he thought he was - until he joined the world-wide hunt for the mad japer who was playing insulting pranks on the govemment.
For in the search for the heretical prankster, Purcell found evidence pointing to himself as the culprit. If it was true, how did he do it, and how could he face the full force of an outraged society if he was discovered?