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The Space Merchants - Frederik Pohl, C.M. Kornbluth
The Space Merchants
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Alternate cover edition of ISBN 0140022244 Time: the near future.Place: Madison Avenue, New York.An overcrowded world is dominated by a few unscrupulous advertising agencies who have reduced the population to drug- and ad-conditioned consumers.Fowler Schocken Associates, who successfully... show more
Alternate cover edition of ISBN 0140022244 Time: the near future.Place: Madison Avenue, New York.An overcrowded world is dominated by a few unscrupulous advertising agencies who have reduced the population to drug- and ad-conditioned consumers.Fowler Schocken Associates, who successfully organized India into a single giant cartel, have a new mission - the development and e
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 170
Edition language: English
Series: The Space Merchants (#1)
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EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it
3.0 The Space Merchants by Frederick Pohl & C.M. Kornbluth
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...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
4.0 Pohl and Kornbluth's The Space Merchants
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
3.0 The Space Merchants
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...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
2.0 Space Merchants (Sf Masterworks)
This follows Mitchell Courtenay, and the television series Mad Men has nothing on this advertising executive of the future trying to sell the idea of colonizing Venus. This is a world where Advertising executives are the ruling class--and the rest of the gray mass are "consumers." OK, at the risk o...
Christine's Book Adventures
Christine's Book Adventures rated it
3.0
The Space Merchants is a classic scifi satire about advertising and over consumarism. The book was a fast & fun read for me, the ending was not as promising as the way there though. At the beginning of the book we get to know the protagonist who is working for the Fowler Schocken conglomerate as adv...
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