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The Space Merchants

by Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth

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Publisher: Ballantine

Pub year: 1960

Cover price: 35¢


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"...Has many claims to being the best science fiction novel so far."
— Kingsley Amis

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"The Space Merchants, clearly, is an admonitory satire on certain aspects of our own society, mainly economic, but it is not only that. It does not simply show the already impending consequences of the growth of industrial and commercial power, and it does more than simply satirize or criticize existing habits in the advertising profession, though to its work in this direction it adds some effective parody. Beyond all this, the book seems to be interested in the future as such, to inquire what might result from turns of events that are possible..."

Kingsley Amis in "New Gates of Hell."

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