The Sheep Look Up

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E-Reads, Aug 16, 2013 - Fiction
104 Reviews
"One of the most important science fiction authors. Brunner held a mirror up to reflect our foibles because he wanted to save us from ourselves." --SF Site For each generation, there is a writer meant to bend the rules of what we know. Hugo Award winner (Best Novel, STAND ON ZANZIBAR) and British science fiction master John Brunner remains one of the most influential and respected authors of all time, and now E-Reads is pleased to re-introduce many of his classic works. For readers familiar with his vision, it's a chance to re-examine his thoughtful worlds and words, while for new readers, Brunner's work proves itself the very definition of timeless. In THE SHEEP LOOK UP, Brunner returns to a style similar to that of the manically inventive STAND ON ZANZIBAR, and delivers another fast-paced, kaleidoscopically comprehensive view of a near future rife with looming ecological dangers and possibly about to be saved by an underground revolutionary movement--if its leader can survive the hostility of vested interests to deliver his message of hope.

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I found the book hard to read with no discernible plot. - Goodreads
Good visuals and plot lines. - Goodreads
The writing style was atrocious. - Goodreads
Good character development. - Goodreads
The writing itself isn't all that great. - Goodreads
My first dystopia, an intro to a dark future. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Drew - Goodreads

This book is a bit dated being written in the 70's and in some parts it shows (racial language and computers come to mind first and foremost), but it has some good lessons as well. Thankfully this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aaron the Pink Donut - Goodreads

Great Book! Pretty creepy with how on the nose Brunner was with the predictions of our present ecological and political situation. Read full review

About the author (2013)

John Brunner started his career as a productive writer of Ace Double SF novels, sometimes writing both sides of the same double. He produced a wide variety of entertaining and well-conceived SF adventures before testing his ambitions with more and more complex and stylistically sophisticated novels. Among his triumphs are STAND on ZANZIBAR (Hugo Winner for Best Novel, THE JAGGED ORBIT, THE SHEEP LOOK UP, THE SHOCKWAVE RIDER and A MAZE OF STARS. Although he wrote relatively little fantasy, he was widely acclaimed for a series of short stories collected as THE COMPLEAT TRAVELER IN BLACK. Brunner also wrote mysteries, thrillers and several well-regarded historical novels.

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