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Norman Niblock House is a rising executive at General Technics, one of a few all-powerful corporations. His work is leading General Technics to the forefront of global domination, both in the marketplace and politically---it's about to take over a country in Africa. Donald Hogan is his roommate, a seemingly sheepish bookworm. But Hogan is a spy, and he's about to discover a breakthrough in genetic engineering that will change the world...and kill him. These two men's lives weave through one of science fiction's most praised novels. Written in a way that echoes John Dos Passos' U.S.A. Trilogy, Stand on Zanzibar is a cross-section of a world overpopulated by the billions. Where society is squeezed into hive-living madness by god-like mega computers, mass-marketed psychedelic drugs, and mundane uses of genetic engineering. Though written in 1968, it speaks of 2010, and is frighteningly prescient and intensely powerful.

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It is an age of intelligent computers and mass-market psychedelic drugs, where politics is conducted by assassination and scientists burn incense to appease volcanoes. This is Earth, it is the 21st century, and all the hysteria of a dangerously overcrowded planet is on riotous display.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781857988369
Publisher:
Millennium
Location:
London
Subject:
Science fiction
Copyright:
Series Volume:
74
Publication Date:
1999
Pages:
xvi, 650 p.

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"Synopsis" by , It is an age of intelligent computers and mass-market psychedelic drugs, where politics is conducted by assassination and scientists burn incense to appease volcanoes. This is Earth, it is the 21st century, and all the hysteria of a dangerously overcrowded planet is on riotous display.
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