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Stand on Zanzibar

by John Brunner

Review

Stand on Zanzibar

One of the best books by one of my favorite authors. As a dystopic New Wave novel, it has nearly all the elements that I associate with the Cyberpunk movement with an amazingly realized near-future world, complex geopolitics and new technologies that feel like they’re right around the corner. There’s a reason it won the 1968 Hugo Award for best novel.

Rating: ★★★★½

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