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 · 36,467 ratings · 1,629 reviews · 246 distinct works · Similar authors
Stand on Zanzibar
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 8,563 ratings — published 1968 — 41 editions
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The Sheep Look Up
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 2,510 ratings — published 1972 — 32 editions
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The Shockwave Rider
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 2,053 ratings — published 1975 — 29 editions
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The Crucible of Time
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 622 ratings — published 1983 — 14 editions
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The Jagged Orbit
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 441 ratings — published 1969 — 23 editions
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The Squares of the City
3.32 of 5 stars 3.32 avg rating — 345 ratings — published 1965 — 22 editions
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The Compleat Traveller in B...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 320 ratings — published 1971 — 18 editions
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The Whole Man
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 226 ratings — published 1964 — 24 editions
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Polymath (Zarathustra Refug...
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 183 ratings — published 1963 — 12 editions
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Total Eclipse
3.34 of 5 stars 3.34 avg rating — 185 ratings — published 1974 — 17 editions
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“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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The Sheep Look Up by John Brunner

The Sheep Look Up by John Brunner
$4.79 Kindle, cheap used paperback
1972, 398 pages, average GR rating 4.02
http://amzn.com/1932100016
 
  5 votes, 29.4%

Flotilla by Daniel Haight

Flotilla by Daniel Haight
2012, 238 pages, AR 4.27, $4.99 Kindle
http://www.amzn.com/B006DTYYK4
 
  5 votes, 29.4%

The Scarlet Plague (Science Fiction Collection) by Jack London

The Scarlet Plague by Jack London
1911, 98 pages, AR 3.61, free
http://amzn.com/1556560370
 
  4 votes, 23.5%

 
  3 votes, 17.6%

The Death of Grass by John Christopher

The Death of Grass by John Christopher
1956, 222 pages, AR 3.87, paperbacks starting at $7.35
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http://amzn.com/0141190175
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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