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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.
John Brunner's pacing is impeccable. In such a medium where it is so hard to get the reader to really *feel* the physical space of what is happening in the book, Brunner achieves... Read morePublished 18 days ago by guy15s
I liked Sheep look up and Shockwave Rider very much and I am big Sci-Fi fan, but Zanzibar was a huge chore to get through. Life is just too short to make yourself read this tome. Read morePublished 20 days ago by J.O.
Brunner must have had a time machine in 1969 because he comes eerily close to life 45 years later. Thanks to http://www.viralnova. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Grejam53
One of the finest, most important science fiction novels ever written, IMHO. You will never look at the world the same again. Astonishing in its foresight and prediction. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Barbara Jordan
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 3 months ago by Devils.Advocate666
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 4 months 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 5 months 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 6 months ago by David Boevers