Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner audiobook

Stand on Zanzibar: The Hugo Award-Winning Novel

By John Brunner
Foreword by  Bruce Sterling
Read by Erik Bergmann

Macmillan Audio 9780765326782
21.07 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781427211132

The brilliant 1969 Hugo Award-winning novel from John Brunner, Stand on Zanzibar, now included with a foreword by Bruce Sterling 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 now, and is frighteningly prescient and intensely powerful.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 1969 Hugo Award for Best Novel

Nominated for the 1968 Nebula Award for Best Novel

A Time Magazine Pick of 8 Books That Eerily Predicted the Future

The brilliant 1969 Hugo Award-winning novel from John Brunner, Stand on Zanzibar, now included with a foreword by Bruce Sterling

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 now, and is frighteningly prescient and intensely powerful.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A quite marvelous projection in which John Brunner landscapes a future that seems the natural foster child of the present. Kirkus Reviews
“A wake-up call to a world slumbering in the opium dream of consumerisum; in the hazy certainty that we humans were in charge of nature. Science fiction is not about predicting the future, it's about elucidating the present and the past. Brunner's 1968 nightmare is crystallizing around us, in ways he could not have foreseen then. If the right people had read this book, and acted in accordance with its precepts and spirit, our world would not be in such precarious shape today. Maybe it's time for a new generation to read it. Joe Haldeman
Stand on Zanzibar has gained notoriety for its sheer accuracy. Set in 2010, the novel imagines a world not that far off from events that transpired in the surrounding decades—long after it was written…Some are unsettlingly on-the-nose. For example, the President of the United States is the charming and popular Mr… Obomi." Time
“A quite marvelous projection in which John Brunner landscapes a future that seems the natural foster child of the present.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: John Brunner

Author Bio: John Brunner

John Brunner (1934–1995) was born in Preston Crowmarsh, Great Britain. He is the author of over one hundred books, including the Hugo Award–winning Stand on Zanzibar, as well as The Jagged Orbit, The Sheep Look Up, The Shockwave Rider, A Maze of Stars, and The Compleat Traveller in Black. In addition to writing mystery, science fiction, and fantasy novels, he was a linguist and translator and served as an officer in the Royal Air Force.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 21.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English