Brunner, John Stand On Zanzibar

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Stand On Zanzibar

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9780099191100: Stand On Zanzibar

In a society populated by mass-marketed psychedelics and eugenics, where everyone was struggling for life, Donald Hogan was a mild-mannered student, a dilettante intellectual - at least that's what everybody was supposed to think. But he was really a spy.

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Thirty-year old predictions have a habit of going stale, but not John Brunner's startling panoramic view of the year 2010. Even where he got the future we almost inhabit wrong, he understood where things were oing--" Conincidence You weren't paying attention to the other half of what was going on"--and his world of Artificial Intelligence, gene-engineering, psychedelics, government-sponsored murder and brainwashing is frighteningly enough like our own. Constantly panning from a few individuals and their stories to the chatter of the media and sudden chunks of crucial text, Stand on Zanzibar was a ground-breaking novel in which Brunner broke wide open the stylistic and narrative conventions of SF, and set the agenda for the next decades. Packed with memorable characters--the computer Shalmaneser, the incestuous racist Clodard family, Presidents and newscasters--and sudden flashes of insight from rebel sociologist Chad Mulligan. " Rumour Believe all you hear. Your world may not be a better one than the one the blocks live in but it'll be a sight more vivid." Stand on Zanzibar is a masterpiece of speculative sociological SF, which some have described as a nightmare vision and others as a possible world better than what we are likely to get. -- Roz Kaveney

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Employing a dazzling range of literary techniques, John Brunner has created a future world as real as this morning's newspaper . . . moving, sensory, impressionistic, as jagged as the times it portrays, this book is a real mind stretcher - and yet beautifully orchestrated to give a vivid picture of the whole. With a new introduction by Ken MacLeod.

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