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Stand on Zanzibar - John Brunner
Stand on Zanzibar
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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,... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781857988369 (1857988361)
Publisher: Gollancz
Pages no: 672
Edition language: English
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Bry's Bountiful Book Blog
Bry's Bountiful Book Blog rated it
3.0
I'm really into classics, and I'm especially into genre classics, so I almost feel a little bit guilty giving this book a "mere" three stars (although I feel I should note that I actually use the Goodreads star values, in which a three-star rating means "I liked it"). Ultimately though, I feel I hav...
immediacy
immediacy rated it
5.0 Stand on Zanzibar
I first read this book as a teenager, and liked it so much that I listed it as a top ten favorite novel for decades afterward. In honor of actually having the opportunity to stand on Zanzibar myself during a recent vacation, I thought I would re-read it to see how well it held up. Thankfully, it doe...
Farnaz
Farnaz rated it
3.0 Stand on Zanzibar
Strong story. Mostly political nuances are analyzed here. I liked a thing about how slavery still exists in the world of the future. A slave had chains, but today a modern person in no way can consider himself free. Instead of chains there’re other people. Rivals, competitors, who press you, who w...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 Stand On Zanzibar
John Brunner - Stand On Zanzibar (1968) [2011] Reader: Erik Bergmann UnabridgedRuntime: 21h 14mn 59sec Total Number of Audio Files: 120 Audio: MP3 1969 Hugo Winner; 1969 BSFA Winner; 1968 Nebula NomineePublisher's Promo: Norman Niblock House is a rising executive at General Technics, one of a few al...
meganbaxter
meganbaxter rated it
That was 600+ pages of sheer eccentricity! Not in a bad way, but wow. I love books like this, that push the boundaries in some way, play around with indirect narrative. As long as they know why they're doing it. This one did.(context)This book takes place in several different ways. Context is given ...
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