Free eBook Stand on Zanzibar download

by John Brunner

Free eBook Stand on Zanzibar download ISBN: 0099191105
Author: John Brunner
Publisher: LEGEND PAPERBACKS; New Ed edition (June 7, 1990)
Language: English
Pages: 576
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Size MP3: 1756 mb
Size FLAC: 1401 mb
Rating: 4.9
Format: mbr doc lit lrf


Stand on Zanzibar is all about the magnificent set designs and the eerie special effects. The book bristles with weird typographical innovations, which Brunner hammered out on carbon-paper with his trusty Smith-Corona

Stand on Zanzibar is all about the magnificent set designs and the eerie special effects. The unlikeliness of the drama passes by us like a fever dream. The invented 2010 Brunner world has supersonic transports and pistols that shoot lightning bolts. The book bristles with weird typographical innovations, which Brunner hammered out on carbon-paper with his trusty Smith-Corona. This beloved machine becomes a character in the novel, on its last page. He even indulges his fondness for nutty limericks and doggerel poetry.

Stand on Zanzibar is a dystopian New Wave science fiction novel written by John Brunner and first published in 1968

Stand on Zanzibar is a dystopian New Wave science fiction novel written by John Brunner and first published in 1968. The book won a Hugo Award for Best Novel at the 27th World Science Fiction Convention in 1969, as well as the 1969 BSFA Award and the 1973 Prix Tour-Apollo Award

JOHN BRUNNER (1934-1995) published his first novel pseudonymously at the age of 17, and through the .

JOHN BRUNNER (1934-1995) published his first novel pseudonymously at the age of 17, and through the 1950s and early 1960s wrote many SF adventure novels. His work grew more ambitious in the late 1960s; Stand on Zanzibar, a Hugo Award-winner, is generally regarded as his greatest achievement.

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John Brunner was born in Preston Crowmarsh, near Wallingford in Oxfordshire, and went to. .

John Brunner was born in Preston Crowmarsh, near Wallingford in Oxfordshire, and went to school at St Andrew's Prep School, Pangbourne, then to Cheltenha. His 1968 novel "Stand on Zanzibar" exploits the fragmented organizational style John Dos Passos invented for his USA trilogy, but updates it in terms of the theory of media popularised by Marshall McLuhan. The Jagged Orbit" (1969) is set in a United States dominated by weapons proliferation and interracial violence, and has 100 numbered chapters varying in length from a single syllable to several pages in length. The Sheep Look Up" (1972) depicts ecological catastrophe in America.

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Читайте Stand on Zanzibar (автор: John Brunner, Bruce Sterling) бесплатно . Written in a way that echoes John Dos Passos' . Trilogy, Stand on Zanzibar is a cross-section of a world overpopulated by the billions

Читайте Stand on Zanzibar (автор: John Brunner, Bruce Sterling) бесплатно 30 дней в течении пробного периода. Читайте книги и аудиокниги без ограничений в веб-браузере или на устройствах iPad, iPhone и Android. Trilogy, 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.

Some troubledome just figured out that if you allow for every codder and shiggy and appleofmyeye a space one foot by two you could stand us all on the six hundred forty square mile surface of the island of Zanzibar. ToDAY third MAY twen-ty-TEN come aGAIN!" tracking with closeups (1) - MR. PRESIDENT.

Hi folks, I heard John Brunner's "Stand On Zanzibar" is quite good, and started to read it, and didn't understand . It's not meant to make sense, at least at first. What you are reading is fractured sections of Brunner's world to ultimately give you a bigger picture.

Hi folks, I heard John Brunner's "Stand On Zanzibar" is quite good, and started to read it, and didn't understand anything. There was a similar process used recently in Hal Duncan's recent Ink/Vellum. Zanzibar was written 40 years ago. Mark, Hobbit.

User reviews
Kata
The writing style was a shock to most SF readers when the book was published. That is unless they had previously readJon Dos Pasos’s “Manhattan Transfer” first, in which case Brunner’s “avant-garde” stylistics were simply a rip-off. But if you didn’t know better it was impressive.

To me there are no sympathetic characters. Interesting characters, perhaps but no one I would want to identify with. Basically the idea is that the world is going to hell in a hand basket and there is nothing you can do about it. By half way through you don’t expect anyone to have a happy or even comfortable ending. I guess that pretty much mirrored how a lot of us who read back in the day felt about the real world which made the book seem profound.

The book also illustrates the hazards of writing SF set in the near future. That “future” has mostly come and gone by the early 21st century so reading it now make suspension of disbelief a considerable chore.
Kiutondyl
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. The author magically [predicts almost all the major technological devices that are so ubiquitous in our daily lives. Computer processing cell phone tech video chat and the list goes on. This is a fine read. Quite fun with the style utilized by the author. Not exactly linear at all times. I guess even the style is akin to the way we get stories on television. This book will appeal to fans of the genre as well as readers that enjoy literature. Yes literature. This is an important book that grows in stature and greatness as the years continue. Buy this read this enjoy this and then live right.
Tojahn
There are few novels in sf that give you a more three-dimensional picture of the future [or the present, actually]... Brunner's wealth of detail about the overpopulated, media-obsessed, computerized world of 2010 [from the vantage of 1968, a true time of crisis] is spectacularly and forbodingly realized. The plot and characters are a bit dated, but grew on me as we went along... Brunner's 2010 is not a nice place, but it's worse than we actually got -- though not by a lot in many cases. If we hadn't gotten better at feeding people than he thought we might, it could well have been that bad. If you love world-building, this is an experience you owe yourself.
Contancia
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 it effortlessly. Some of the language is definitely a product of the time it was written in, but I think the language is generally easy enough to gain by context and further helps to wrap you in the reality of the book. The plot is wonderful and remarkably spaced out and staged just right to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout. Really a wonderful book.
Faegal
I had a tough time getting into this, but I persevered and it was really worth it. Excellent character development and some innovative concepts. Ending strikes me as a bit curt, but hard to end something like this.
Gaeuney
It is such a fascinating world, Brunner writes about.
The imaginary society he dreamed up is absolutely believable and the characters are just great. The story is so well told, I almost feel as if I watched a movie version. Together with The Sheep Look Up this is one of my favorite SF books.
The 'Hipcrime Vocabulary' by Chad Mulligan of which several quotes are woven into the story is nothing less than hilarious and embarrassing correct at the same time.
Reading it, it completely absorbs you!
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Definitely shows its age in spots, but does resonate heavily in others. I found myself nodding in agreement heavily with certain passages, while thinking that others were missing the mark by a large margin.

The one major "sticking point" I did have was the extremely simplistic "progression" of American culture in 50 years. As if the 60s were merely frozen in time and transplanted... Very jarring, and made the novel quite dated.
I'd like to start this off by saying that a book, like anything else, can be seen in its day as a grand, forward thinking, piece of work. As time passes its glory fades and doesn't hold up well. This is one of those books.

I had to put this book away and read something else on so many occasions that it took me three months to complete it.

Written in 1968 it focuses mostly on overpopulation which was a big deal back then. In 1968 there were 3.53 billion people in the world. In 2010, when the book takes place there were 6.9, so it doubled. As of the end of 2017 there are 7.6 billion and none of the prognostications about calamity have come true.

To be fair there are some things that Brunner got right, such as corporations becoming so large that they're wealthier than some, even many countries or massive centralized databases.

My problem with this book started on page one, and continued page upon page of nonsensical jargon. As I understand it Brunner intentionally wrote it this way. After the real book starts and we get an actual story, Brunner stops and inserts more pages of garbage that come in the form of excerpts for future books, commentary, news, and incoherent rambling of the SCANALYZER.

This disjointed writing pulled me out of the story every couple of chapters it seemed and in the end, I didn't care about any of the characters or the social commentary, or the story at all. Now I'm not pulling the plug on Brunner as this is the first of his books I've read and I hear great things about his other works and he's certainly written plenty.