Why this book?
John Brunner became the master of “big society” science fiction, who was a major inspiration for me and my own writing.
He could paint a picture of society at large by cutting between the storylines of individuals caught in the midst of everything going on. By focusing on these personal stories, pitted against the forces of social change, he described future life in a way that had seldom been done before.
Stand on Zanzibar
Why should I read it?
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What is this book about?
Now in a Tor Essentials edition, the Hugo Award-winning, uncannily prophetic Stand on Zanizbar is a science fiction novel unlike any before in that remains an insightful look at America’s downfall that allows us to see what has been, what is, and what is to come.
“There are certain things John Brunner achieved, which no one has done before or since.” ― Bruce Sterling
Genetic engineering is routine, corporations have usurped democracy, technology governs human relationship, and mass-marketed psychosomatic drugs keep billions docile. The systems of the United States are universal in reach and out of control. Every citizen is…