by John Brunner
Interstellar Empire deals with a power play on a planet that was formerly part of the now-crumbling and decadent Empire. Three brothers struggle to regain the power usurped by a strange cult...
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 21st 1976 by DAW
(first published September 1976)
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oh, the joys of cheesy sci-fi from a simpler time. Brunner ought to be as well known as Aasimov, Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke -- he's just as important. This particular book is sort of silly and moralizing a la Heinlein, but Brunner's Stand on Zanzibar remains one of the most important works of fiction that no one knows about.
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...moreMore about John Brunner...