05-08-2013 01:22 PM - edited 05-08-2013 01:40 PM
looking for a book i read in the 80's. here is my vague memory of story. A sci-fi about the looming end of the world. Young people were mysteriously playing video games all day, which turned out to be pilot- training for evading meteors in space. there was class warfare between the haves and have-nots, who lived like homeless on the margins of society. the 1 percenters were planning their escape from earth, a doomed planet. everyone was searching for the escape ships. the great surprise (idea used later in "men in black") was that they were miniaturized into a pendant around a girl"s? neck. would love to know title of this book. Thanks!