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Title:Stand on Zanzibar
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Gollancz
ISBN:1857988361
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Number of Pages:672
Category:Science fiction, Fiction, Dystopia

Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Stand on Zanzibar Norman Niblock House is a rising executive at General Technics one of a few all powerful corporations His work is leading General Technics to the forefront of global domination both in the marketplace and politically it s about to take over a country in Africa Donald Hogan is his roommate a seemingly sheepish bookworm But Hogan is a spy and he s about to discover a breakthrough in genetic engineering that will change the world and kill him These two men s lives weave through one of science fiction s most praised novels Written in a way that echoes John Dos Passos i U S A Trilogy i i Stand on Zanzibar i is a cross section of a world overpopulated by the billions Where society is squeezed into hive living madness by god like mega computers mass marketed psychedelic drugs and mundane uses of genetic engineering Though written in it speaks of and is frighteningly prescient and intensely powerful .

This edition comes with a tipped in collectors note and an introduction by David Brin

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