John Brunner





John Brunner

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born
in Preston Crowmarsh, Oxfordshire, England, The United Kingdom
September 24, 1934

died
August 26, 1995

gender
male

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The late John Brunner was perhaps as well known for much of his career in the US as in the UK. A leftwing activist, with particular connections to the peace movement, much of his best and most mature fiction is involved in a complex analysis of social trends and where they will take us--novels like Stand on Zanzibar which deals with overpopulation, among other things, and The Sheep Look Up, which is one of sf's most telling presentations of environmental degradation, are also technically innovative with their multiple viewpoint storylines, interspersed newspaper headlines and fragments of author characters' expository prose. The Shockwave Rider is more conventional in technique but was one of the first sf novels fully to understand the info ...more


Average rating: 3.92 · 40,509 ratings · 1,857 reviews · 136 distinct works · Similar authors
Stand on Zanzibar
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 9,577 ratings — published 1968 — 46 editions
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The Sheep Look Up
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2,853 ratings — published 1972 — 34 editions
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The Shockwave Rider
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 2,349 ratings — published 1975 — 31 editions
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The Crucible of Time
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 694 ratings — published 1983 — 14 editions
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The Jagged Orbit
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 501 ratings — published 1969 — 24 editions
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The Squares of the City
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 372 ratings — published 1965 — 23 editions
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The Compleat Traveller in B...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 366 ratings — published 1971 — 19 editions
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The Whole Man
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 264 ratings — published 1964 — 24 editions
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Polymath (Zarathustra Refug...
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 205 ratings — published 1963 — 12 editions
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Total Eclipse
3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 213 ratings — published 1974 — 18 editions
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More books by John Brunner…
“It's supposed to be automatic, but actually you have to push this button. ”
John Brunner, Stand on Zanzibar

“There are two kinds of fools. One says, "This is old, and therefore good." And one says, " This is new, and therefore better.”
John Brunner, The Shockwave Rider

“I'm myself, not a label.”
John Brunner, The Shockwave Rider

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