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
These two men’s lives weave through one of science fiction’s
most praised novels. Written in a way that echoes John Dos Passos’ USA 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.
Download and start listening now!