Stand on Zanzibar (John Brunner)

29 August 2018

Stand on Zanzibar

There are seven billion-plus humans crowding the surface of 21st century Earth. It is an age of intelligent computers, mass-market psychedelic drugs, politics conducted by assassination, scientists who burn incense to appease volcanoes ... all the hysteria of a dangerously overcrowded world, portrayed in a dazzlingly inventive style.

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Ross Hetherington (9 February 2020 14:51)

This book blew my mind when I read it in my early twenties. Probably contributed to me getting more and more into science fiction. I watched a video recently that just reeled off at least 5 things predicted in the novel which have now happened, and even though I don't think science fiction is all about prediction, I just find that so exciting. Just a great, great, underrated writer.