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The Mad Metropolis

by Philip E. High

Cover artist: Jack Gaughan

Publisher: Ace

Pub year: 1966

Cover price: 45¢


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Cover tagline

In this cybernetic city, thinkers were outlaws

Back cover text

Part of Ace Double: Space Captain

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Interior text

Given: Earth 400 years from now — a rotten society in which mankind is doomed to die out.

A solution to the problem — an ultra-intelligent computer to govern humanity.

One man of seemingly average intelligence, but with an incredible I.Q. potential.

And you have: A corrupt society turned into a world where there is no corruption, because Mother Machine knows what's best for her human children and does it. Where that same all-powerful computer is rapidly turning men into zombies.

And where the world's only hope turns out to be one outlawed not-average man.

Result: An unusual science-fiction thriller.