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C.M. Kornbluth
Birth date: July 23, 1923
Died: March 21, 1958
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markk
markk rated it 4 months ago
Despite his death at a tragically young age, Cyril M. Kornbluth was one of the greats from the “golden” age of science fiction. One of the members of the “Futurians” fan club of the 1930s (a group that counted Frederick Pohl, Isaac Asimov, and Damon Knight among its members), he went on to co-autho...
EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it 5 months 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
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...
Julian Meynell's Books
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
infinispace rated it 5 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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