Stand On Zanzibar

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Orion, Jun 24, 2013 - Fiction - 672 pages
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There are seven billion-plus humans crowding the surface of 21st century Earth. It is an age of intelligent computers, mass-market psychedelic drugs, politics conducted by assassination, scientists who burn incense to appease volcanoes ... all the hysteria of a dangerously overcrowded world, portrayed in a dazzlingly inventive style.

Winner of the Hugo Award for best novel, 1969
Winner of the BSFA Award for best novel, 1969

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User Review  - atreic - LibraryThing

I thought this was a re-read, but it turns out I'd just confused it with the Jagged Orbit. I was going to Zanzibar on holiday, so it seemed amusing to read this. I _think_ I liked it, but it's a very ... Read full review

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User Review  - KateSherrod - LibraryThing

Simultaneously reading like a deadly earnest Illuminatus! Trilogy scrubbed of all the conspiracy nuttiness*, a fictionalized parable of Toffler's classic Future Shock, a finger-wagging sermon about ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

John Brunner (1934-1995) John Brunner was a prolific British SF writer. In 1951, he published his first novel, Galactic Storm, at the age of just 17, and went on to write dozens of novels under his own and various house names until his death in 1995 at the Glasgow Worldcon. He won the Hugo Award and the British Science Fiction Award for Stand on Zanzibar (a regular contender for the 'best SF novel of all time') and the British Science Fiction Award for The Jagged Orbit.
For more information see www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/brunner_john

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