In a strange future, the few remaining humans are regularly consumed by savage greenery, and their only allies are the giant Termights. Spiders over a mile in length travel to the Moon on interplanetary cobwebs, and the stationary world is now split between perpetual day and unending night. But the elders are facing the end of their time, so leadership is given to a youn girl, Toy. The groups manchild Gren wants to be his own leader, however, and with his maring partner will tear apart the group in his search of a new eden.
Summoning up a world of carnivorous trees and giant insects, Hothouse is a landmark novel of the environment in crisis.