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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,203 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Brunner Narrator: Erik Bergmann Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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’ 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of the 1969 Hugo Award for Best Novel

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Skip Knox | 2/12/2014

    " This book blew me away when I first read it. I know now that this approach has been used by others, but for me it was a first. Besides the approach, the message and the prose are both excellent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Eric Schumacher-rasmussen | 2/9/2014

    " Back in print, finally. Can't wait to read again. (Now that I have, 28 or so years after the first time, I can say without reservation it's one of the best sci-fi books ive ever read.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by johanna | 2/5/2014

    " I loved this non-novel. at first it was hard to follow the style of the book but then it started to flow. it was so interesting reading a book written in the 60s about 2010. as usually we are no where near having all the technology that these sci-fi writers envision but we are very close the topics presented in this book- eugenics, cloning, etc. and the character Chad Mulligan says nothing untrue of our society today. this character has inspired me to be more forth coming with my own social writing. I highly recommend this book. it is thought provoking and insightful to our present 2011 world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Matt | 1/21/2014

    " A sweeping and ambitious book - it's hard to imagine that it was written 55 years ago. The story takes place in 2010 and hits home in a lot of places. "

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