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Venus, Inc.: The Space Merchants / The Merchant's War Hardcover – 1984

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 346 pages
  • Publisher: Nelson Doubleday, Inc. (1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1299392970
  • ISBN-13: 978-1299392977
  • ASIN: B00072BHXU
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #149,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is really two books in one - The Space Merchants and The Merchants' War. The Merchants' War was written by Frederik Pohl and Cyril M. Kornbluth in 1952, and tells the story of a dystopian future, where ad-companies rule, and consumers are the cattle they drive. The Merchants' War is a sequel, written in 1984, some twenty-odd years after the death of Mr. Kornbluth, and it tells the story of the inevitable folly that this out of control world must produce.

Overall, I found these two stories to be quite interesting. Admittedly, the anti-capitalistic angle is played very heavily, but these books are designed as political statements, and not as pure science fiction. And, I must say that I found the story lines to be quite interesting, and the action gripping. So, if you like a good read, then I would highly recommend this book.
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Wonderful addition to my home library. This is a frightening vision of a future in firm control of advertising moguls. Can you imagine? Frederick Pohl did!
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Really good! Amazingly good! Everyone of his books is just mind-blowing! Read it if you love books that are fun to read but make you think!
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Pure genius... But why does the man of the front cover of this book look like Adam West?
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Great book for a re read.
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