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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Contents

SITUATIONS VACANT
9
INTRODUCING DR ZAAREB
21
AND MONSIEUR COCAINE
30
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