The Red Dust

TitleThe Red Dust
Year for Search1965
AuthorsBaldwin, Bee [Beatrice Lillian](b. 1920)
Date Published1965
PublisherRobert Hale/Whitcombe & Tombs
Place PublishedLondon/[Christchurch, New Zealand]
KeywordsAotearoa/New Zealand author, English author
Annotation

A pandemic is brought about by spores, the red dust, from Antarctica and most of the world’s population dies. In New Zealand a survivor briefly establishes an authoritarian dystopia, but is finally overthrown by some survivors who are immune to the disease. The Immunes are changed by the spores both physically and morally and the possibility of a future eutopia is held out.

Additional Publishers

Also published London: Robert Hale, 1965.

Holding Institutions

ATL, NZ

Author Note

The female author (b. 1920) was born in London and moved to New Zealand in 1956.

Full Text

1965 Baldwin, Bee [Beatrice Lillian] (b. 1920). The Red Dust. London: Robert Hale/[Christchurch, New Zealand]: Whitcombe & Tombs. Other copies published as London: Robert Hale, 1965. ATL, NZ

A pandemic is brought about by spores, the red dust, from Antarctica and most of the world’s population dies. In New Zealand a survivor briefly establishes an authoritarian dystopia, but is finally overthrown by some survivors who are immune to the disease. The Immunes are changed by the spores both physically and morally and the possibility of a future eutopia is held out. The female author was born in London and moved to New Zealand in 1956