BEDLAM PLANET

By: Brunner, John

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Publisher's glossy wraps. 12mo. 158 pp. GOOD+. John Kilian Houston Brunner was a prolific British author of science fiction novels and stories. He wrote his first novel, Galactic Storm, at 17, under the name of Gill Hunt, but did not write full time until 1958. At first writing conventional space opera, he later began to experiment with the novel form. His 1968 novel 'Stand on Zanzibar' won the 1969 Hugo Award for best science fiction novel, and is now considered a classic of the genre. 'The Jagged Orbit' won the British SF Award in 1971. Brunner's best-known work is perhaps 1975's proto-Cyberpunk 'The Shockwave Rider', in which he coined the term "worm", used to describe software which reproduces itself across a computer network. " - wikipedia. " Brunner was a giant of sf, dealing at his best with lived-in futures combining extrapolative exhilaration and the nightmare of future shock. 'Stand on Zanzibar' (1968) with its focus on overpopulation was his recognized blockbuster. It slightly overshadows its companion volumes 'The Jagged Orbit' (1969) 'The Sheep Look Up' (1972) -- a scarifying polemic against pollution which ends with the stench of all America burning -- and 'The Shockwave Rider' (1975) prophetically mapping problems of information overload, computer viruses, rampant hacking and the net. John Brunner was cursed by sanity and a hatred of superstition and cant combined with wide-ranging erudition. His peace-activism and left-leaning political views were perhaps factors in his sometimes disappointing US sales. " - Dave Langford. " There are two particularly identifiable phases in his writing career. In the fifties and early sixties, he was turning out numerous competent space adventures. And in the late sixties and early seventies, he was writing near-future socially-oriented fiction. Referred to as dystopias. Many of these books are written under the shadow of the Viet Nam war. " - Dani Zweig. " Paradise - or Nightmare. Asgard they named the planet, for it promised paradise to those who would live there. And soon colonists did come, their bright hopes based on the glowing reports of the exploration team. In short order they landed and dismantled their ships to provided the raw material for their settlement. So they were unable to flee when the Troubles began. For Asgard was not another Earth, and the settlers would have to adapt fast - or die! . Mass Market Paperback. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Title: BEDLAM PLANET

Author Name: Brunner, John

Categories: Novels, Poetry & Literature, Science Fiction,

Edition: 1

Publisher: NY, Ace Books: 1968

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 4284

Keywords: Science Fiction Fiction