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Book Review: Bedlam Planet, John Brunner (1968)

(Jeff Jones’ cover for the 1968 edition)

3.25/5 (Vaguely Good)

To move past my variegated obsessions regarding William Kotzwinkle’s Doctor Rat (1976) (review + … 788 more words

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Sanity off the port bow....



“Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool.”

~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~

“Because it’s comfortable. Why?….”

Hajime…. In spite of how little incentive I find to finish and post today’s Pearl, I will do so; for those of us who write for the same reason we breathe, incentive is irrelevant, for it appeals only to self-interest, which has no bearing on duty, or survival, both of which are their own incentive. 1,083 more words

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This will be the end of my H. G. Wells series.

Back in 1996, I knew there were a few Wells fantasy and science fiction works I missed. 1,059 more words

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STAND ON ZANZIBAR - John Brunner (1968)

Judith Merrill called Stand On Zanzibar “the first true SF novel”, and in his introduction to the 2011 edition Bruce Sterling calls parts “radically antinovelistic” and the book in general a “unique formal achievement”. 1,209 more words


Out of My Mind By John Brunner | Free EBook Download

Author : John Brunner

“One of the most important science fiction authors. Brunner held a mirror up to reflect our foibles because he wanted to save us from ourselves.” SF Site For each generation, there is a writer meant to bend the rules of what we know. 135 more words


Adventures in Science Fiction Cover Art: The Artists Behind the 1st ed. Cover of John Brunner's The Sheep Look Up (1972)

(Irving Freeman and Mark Rubin’s cover for the 1st ed. of The Sheep Look Up (1972), John Brunner)

John Brunner’s The Sheep Look Up (1972) would easily make my top fifteen SF novels of the 1970s—it’s far better than anything else he produced in the decade, although some might argue that… 374 more words

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