What's the Name of That Book??? discussion

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UNSOLVED: One specific book > Sci Fi on how food is used to control cravings for other foods.

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message 1: by Rick (last edited Dec 06, 2018 07:28AM) (new)

Rick Rodriguez | 1 comments This story was about how corp was using food to control people. You drink a pop and it makes you crave chips which makes you crave something else. I read it in the 70's and I think the author may have been Abrams or Asimov. I think it may have had the word Mercantile in the title.


message 2: by Kris (last edited Dec 09, 2018 04:39PM) (new)

Kris | 33251 comments Mod
The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl? There are different cover images.

Wikipedia has a plot summary (with spoilers) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spa...


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Andy Love | 2055 comments Definitely "The Space Merchants"

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"'The Crunchies kicked off withdrawal symptoms that could be quelled only by another two squirts of Popsie from the fountain. And Popsie kicked off withdrawal symptoms that could only be quelled by smoking Starr Cigarettes, which made you hungry for Crunchies.''


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Andy Love | 2055 comments Bump.


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