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Wonderful story with some amazing sub-plots.
My 11th Brunner novel to-date and also one of my favorite Brunner novels because of its unique composition, epic subject matter and plot continuity.
The book is an interesting, thought provoking read if the reader is willing to deal with a slow pace for the first 300 pages or so.
British writer John Brunner's novel, first published in 1968 (it won both the Hugo and British Science Fiction awards, and four years later, the French Prix Apollo), is certainly... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Robert Pylant
If the word prescient means anything to you fellow reader this is the book. Published in 1968 it was part of my teenage sci fi reading binge. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Daniel
I was continuously amazed at the formidable writing technique of this author, and I found it to be a difficult but rewarding book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by T. Smith
amazing how on the nose so many of the things predicted by this book turn out to be - although there's an awful lot theorized that didn't happen either. Overall a good read.Published 3 months ago by David Boevers
Thought provoking very different book for people that like quality mind chaos.
Lucky it has not all come true by now.
The most disjointed I book i have ever read. I should have burned my money, as it would have been better spentPublished 5 months ago by W. F. Mulholland
I have to say that I liked the story very much although it was really strange and put together in a very different way from most other stories. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Dolores J. Reed
It is such a fascinating world, Brunner writes about.
The imaginary society he dreamed up is absolutely believable and the characters are just great. Read more
Spoiler alert. Several things annoyed me about this dystopian overpopulation novel:
1. Swearing. Why? Why, John Brunner? Read more