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“A novel of the future that the present must inevitably rank as a classic.” ―The New York Times --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
FREDERIK POHL's writing career spans over seventy years. He won the National Book Award in 1980 for his novel Jem. From about 1959 until 1969, Pohl edited Galaxy magazine and its sister magazine, If, winning the Hugo Award for it three years in a row. His writing also won him four Hugos and multiple Nebula Awards. He became a Nebula Grand Master in 1993. Pohl won the 2010 Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer, based on his writing on his blog, "The Way the Future Blogs."--This text refers to the Paperback edition. See all Product Description
Short and to the point in the story, (no 600 pages monster to read) shows very little ageing. A greate read.Published on Feb. 19 2004 by Amazon Customer
Written over 50 years ago, this book anticipated much of what is wrong in the world we now live in -including corporate imperialism, environmental degradation and the villification... Read morePublished on March 1 2003 by Joseph Davis
Written 50 years ago, you might expect this book, set in "the future", to be hopelessly trite and dated, but it holds up remarkably well. Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2003 by DataDame
This book should be required reading for everyone. The prescience of the book (written in the early 1950s) is simply incredible. Read morePublished on Jan. 7 2002 by Silverwoodchuck47
I had to read this for Dr. Frost's SciFi class. In the beginning I had my doubts. I don't think I actually finished it in time for the test. Read morePublished on Sept. 25 2001 by Ashley Wynn
I bought this book but put it aside for a couple of years until finding it again. I decided to read it. Boy was I in for a surprise! Read morePublished on May 14 2000 by B. Tindall
When you put together a list of possible best novels ever written in the SF field, this novel has to make the short list. Read morePublished on Nov. 21 1998 by David N. Reiss
I think if I hadn't read John Clute's SF Encyclopedia, I would have missed out on this amazingly entertaining novel. Read morePublished on Aug. 5 1998 by A TMBG fan (firstname.lastname@example.org)