An enduring classic, this book offers a dramatic and prophetic look at the potential consequences of the escalating destruction of Earth. In this nightmare society, air pollution is so bad that gas masks are commonplace. Infant mortality is up, and everyone seems to suffer from some form of ailment. The water is polluted, and only the poor drink from the tap. The government is ineffectual, and corporate interests scramble to make a profit from water purifiers, gas masks, and organic foods. Environmentalist Austin Train is on the run. The Trainites, environmental activists and sometime terrorists, want him to lead their movement. The government wants him in jail, or preferably, executed. The media wants a circus. Everyone has a plan for Train, but Train has a plan of his own. This suspenseful science fiction drama is now available to a new generation of enthusiasts.
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" The Sheep Look Up is, in my opinion and for all kinds of reasons, unquestionably the best SF novel ever written." -- John Grant, Joint Editor, The Encyclopedia of Fantasy
"A complex tragic masterpiece. John Brunner is the Rachel Carson of science fiction." -- Ian Watson
"Gripping on both an emotional and intellectual level" -- Booklist
"The best Brunner novel I've yet read . . . staggeringly controlled and dramatic.a work of art!" -- James Blish
John Brunner (1934 1995) was born in Preston Crowmarsh, Great Britain. He is the author of over one hundred books, including the Hugo Award winning "Stand on Zanzibar," as well as "The Jagged Orbit," "The Sheep Look Up, The Shockwave Rider, A Maze of Stars," and "The Compleat Traveller in Black. "In addition to writing mystery, science fiction, and fantasy novels, he was a linguist and translator, and served as an officer in the Royal Air Force. "
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Book Description Orbit 1984-11-22, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. All books are pre-owned and will have been read by someone else before you. They may well show signs of minor wear and tear. Please note, cover images are illustrative only, and the actual book cover and edition can vary. Bookseller Inventory # 9780099377702-21
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