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Nine Chains to the Moon

3.8  ·  Rating details ·  83 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Book by Fuller, R. B.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 1st 1963 by Southern Illinois University Press (first published 1963)
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Feb 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Bucky Fuller's Nine Chains is a very American mix of paranoia, outrage and optimism that tells the story of progress and its enemies in America. No one loves to coin a phrase more then BF, and he doesn't disappoint here. THE BAD GUYS: Fincap (financial capital, capitalists, or the holders of great wealth), the chisellers (rent seekers and dishonest business operators who continually rob the People of their labor in various schemes and scams), and the rules associated with "legal-for-trust-fund" ...more
Jul 07, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: macademia
Bucky Fuller kicks capitalism in the nuts while mopping the floor with communism, all while wearing gloves made of precouscious environmentalism. Watchit, Fincap!
Nicholas Bobbitt
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Seems very interesting. Would probably enjoy more on a second reading when I'm not in a rush.
May 14, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: nobody!
Shelves: booksread
This is the only book I've ever read that I didn't like. Buckminster Fuller used to be an industrial design idol of mine, until reading this incomprehensible nightmare of a book. Honestly, what kind of writer would write a book, and use non-sensical, backwards analogies to describe theories about the progress of man. Written in the former half of the 20th century, this book was outdated and tired before it was finished. It's obvious the writer had no intention of keeping and holding the reader's ...more
Anna Alexander
Jan 01, 2009 rated it liked it
I recently saw a one-man play on the life of Bucky Fuller. The actor adopted his mannerisms brilliantly and randomly. This book felt a lot like being at the play. Bucky wrote random thoughts about this and that and the book really didn't have much continuity. I will read more of his books.
Jan 15, 2008 marked it as to-read
I actually misplaced this book a year or so ago, guess I'll be starting over when I find it again.
May 24, 2012 is currently reading it
sent to me by a thinking friend... may take me awhile, good reading so far
Mark Siegmund
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
an early book from the 30's where Bucky introduces the notion of: Emergence through Emergency
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Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor.

Fuller published more than 30 books, coining or popularizing terms such as "Spaceship Earth", ephemeralization, and synergetic. He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, and popularized the widely known geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were la
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