Sugar in the Air

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Hyphen, Oct 4, 2008 - Fiction - 447 pages
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Back in print after an absence of nearly 70 years, the facsimile edition of E. C. Large's novel Sugar in the Air is what we now call a 'mash-up,' made up of scientific research, social satire, and fictional flights of fancy. Sugar in the Air (1937) is a 'scientific romance' in which the idea of extracting sugar from the air is held, for the duration of the book, in suspended disbelief by characters desperate for work in a period of economic recession. A description of the product development and manufacturing process doubles as a critique of capitalism's stewardship of technological progress that suggests alternative production models for today's designers.

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User Review  - Brian James - Goodreads

A fascinating read in many ways and for many different reasons. Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of this novel is the fact that it was written in 1937, because it seems so current. While the idea of ... Read full review

Contents

SITUATIONS VACANT
9
INTRODUCING DR ZAAREB
21
AND MONSIEUR COCAINE
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