The year is 2052: Two young lovers flee for their lives as Doomsday descends upon Earth. “Savage … graphic”—Library Journal
“Bloated bodies, bat attacks, fire, famine. Dateline: Paris, 2052 … an impressive landscape of horror” — Virginia Kirkus, Bookshop Service
Ashes, Ashes is a science fiction novel written by French author René Barjavel (1911–1985). It was first published in 1943 by Éditions Denoël under the title Ravage. Damon Knight provided the English translation. This mass market paperback was published in 1969 by Curtis Books, an imprint of the Modern Literary Editions Publishing Company, New York, in arrangement with Doubleday & Company.
The extrawide octogonal caps used for the title are from Octic Extended. Originally made in wood and shown by William H. Page & Co in 1871, the design was adopted for phototype by VGC in 1967, as part of the T.J. Lyons Antique Type Collection, Volume I.