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C.M. Kornbluth
Birth date: July 23, 1923
Died: March 21, 1958
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EpicFehlReader rated it 4 weeks ago
In a vastly overpopulated near-future world, businesses have taken the place of governments and now hold all political power. States exist merely to ensure the survival of huge transnational corporations. Advertising has become hugely aggressive and boasts some of the world's most powerful executive...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 years ago
Published 1981. ‘“Satagraha,” Mr. Sparhawk said absently. “Soul force. It works, you know. Most of the time, that is. Their tendency is to assume that one’s probably all right and that anyway it’s not business of theirs.’ What I wouldn’t have given to read this without Pohl’s hand at re-writin...
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Julian Meynell's Books rated it 3 years ago
This book was in many ways a surprise. It was written by two authors and is seamlessly written, so that you cannot tell where one writer leaves off and another begins. I expected some sort of Heinleinesque adventure of Space Merchants plying the space ways and trading amongst the stars. It is not...
infinispace rated it 4 years ago
Full review: http://infinispace.net/2013/10/review-the-space-merchants-by-frederik-pohl-c-m-kornbluth/ The Space Merchants reads a little bit like a mashup of Mad Men and a futuristic spy novel, and is still as satirical and relevant today as it was sixty years ago. It's one of those books that re...
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Lisa (Harmony) rated it 5 years ago
I've been reading quite a few science fiction books lately, particularly anthologies, and this one stands out as special. It's comprised of the 26 stories voted into the "Science Fiction Hall of Fame" as the best in the genre under 15,000 words by the Science Fiction Writers of America. Spanning fro...
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