“Billenium,” J. G. Ballard, 1961 – (Alternate title: “Billennium”) Overpopulation has sensitized everyone to space, including Ward, who measures his ceiling to make sure the upstairs neighbor isn’t pulling a fast one. When he discovers a hidden room and shares it with others, will his generosity mean anything?
Comments: Read in The Oxford Book of Science Fiction.
Author: Wikipedia: “James Graham “J. G.” Ballard (15 November 1930 – 19 April 2009) was an English novelist, short story writer, and prominent member of the New Wave movement in science fiction” and the author of Crash. There are several blogs devoted to Ballard’s fiction, including Ballardian and J. G. Ballard’s short stories.