By John Brunner
"Brunner writes concerning the destiny as though he and the reader have been already residing in it!" —The ny instances booklet assessment "When John Brunner first advised me of his purpose to jot down the publication, i used to be fascinated—but I questioned no matter if he, or somebody, may deliver it off. convey it off he has, with cool brilliance. A hero with temporary personalities, animals with soulds, imagine tanks and survival groups fuse to shape a destiny so plausibly alive it as twitched at me ever since." —Alvin Toffler, writer of destiny surprise In a global drowning in info and knowledge and choking on novelty and innovation, Nickie Haflinger, a most deadly fugitive who doesn't even seem to exist, presents a window onto a world society falling aside in all instructions, with insanity run amok and private freedom surrendered to pcs and bureaucrats. stuck and approximately to be re-programmed, can he get away once more, defy the govt. and switch the tide of organizational destruction? "One of an important technology fiction authors. Brunner held a reflect as much as mirror our foibles simply because he desired to retailer us from ourselves." —SF web site for every iteration, there's a author intended to bend the principles of what we all know. Hugo Award winner (Best Novel, STAND ON ZANZIBAR) and British technology fiction grasp John Brunner continues to be some of the most influential and revered authors of all time, and now E-Reads is happy to re-introduce lots of his vintage works. For readers accustomed to his imaginative and prescient, it's an opportunity to reconsider his considerate worlds and phrases, whereas for brand spanking new readers, Brunner's paintings proves itself the very definition of undying.
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Thor operated controls. " Starplex closed the twenty kilometers between itself and the shortcut, and then it touched the point. The shortcut expanded to accommodate the ship's diamond-shaped profile, fiery purple lips matching the giant mothership's shape. As Starplex passed through, the holographic bubble surrounding the bridge showed the two mismatched starfields, and the stormy discontinuity between hem that moved from bow to stern as they completed their passage. As soon as the ship was all the way through, the shortcut shrank back down to nothingness.
Oh, he could see the clock face when standing in the bedroom, and he could always reach over and bend down the plastic card to look at it in bed if he was really curious, but it helped. Sometimes, that is. But not tonight. Tonight, he tossed and turned. Tonight, he relived the encounter in the corridor with Jag. Jag. Perfect name for the bastard. Keith rolled onto his left side. Jag was currently running a series of professional-development seminars for those Starplex staff members who wanted to know more physics; Rissa was running a similar series for those who wanted to learn some more biology.
The argument that individuals had to die in order to allow the race to advance no longer applied. Boxcar and Rissa were trying to increase the lifespans of the Commonwealth races. The problem was daunting; so much of how life worked still remained mysterious. Rissa doubted that the riddle of aging would be solved in her lifetime, although within a century someone would likely find the key. The irony was not lost on her: Clarissa Cervantes, senescence researcher, probably belonged to the final human generation that would know death.