Stand on Zanzibar

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Centipede Press, Jun 1, 2010 - Fiction - 560 pages
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This dystopian look at the future, one of the most bleak in all of science fiction, is now in a new edition with full-page, full-color designs by Jacob McMurray. Disturbing and unconventional, this is an important work in science fiction, and it won the Hugo Award in 1969.

Each copy of the book is also signed by John Brunner. Brunner passed away in 1985, but in the early 1980s he had worked on a project with Charles Brown of Locus. This project never came to be, but Brunner had signed a few hundred sheets for it.

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An excellent book. It immerses you in a dystopic future. Similar to a Philip K. Dick novel, it looks at the counter culture and how it influenced the world. A must read if you enjoy PKD, stream of consciousness, or future societies. Read full review

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I almost didn't make it past the first 50 pages because of the invented "modern" slang that was being thrown in and it wasn't clear to me what was going on. But it either got easier to read or I got ... Read full review

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John Brunner (1934-1995) was a prolific and highly respected writer of science fiction. Kim Stanley Roibnson (b. 1952) is an American science fiction writer, best known for his award-winning Mars trilogy. His work discusses ecological and sociological themes regularly. Jacob McMurray is a graphic designer and illustrator living in Seattle, Washington. He is also a curator at the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle.

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