Stand on Zanzibar Author:John Brunner 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... more » 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.
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.
Author John Brunner's first novel
1969 British Science Fiction Award - SF Novel
1969 Hugo Award - Best Novel
1973 French Apollo Award - Prix Apollo
1975 Locus Poll Award - All-Time Best Novel (Place: 11)
1987 Locus Poll Award - All-Time Best SF Novel (Place: 16)
1998 Locus Poll Award - All-Time Best SF Novel before 1990 (Place: 20)« less