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Book Title: Venus, Inc.|
The author of the book: Frederik Pohl
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 576 KB
Edition: Nelson Doubleday
Date of issue: 1984
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Read full description of the books Venus, Inc.:Venus, Inc. is a collection of 2 novels by Frederik Pohl, the first, The Space Merchants, was co-authored with C.M. Kornbluth, while Pohl was the sole author of the sequel, The Merchants' War. The two books take place in the same fictional timeline many years apart, with the main character from the first being mentioned as a historical figure in the second.
The story arc of both books share many similarities, starting with a sort of "riches to rags" story with a "star-class" ad man gaining a new perspective on their world. The stories take place in a dystopian future version of the United States in which corporate advertisers are at the top of the economic and political systems, with Congress representing the big corporations and the President serving as a figurehead.
Both novels paint a fairly dark image of the future as an extrapolation of corporate greed and an expansion of corporate rights above and beyond the rights of the individual. The second novel also juxtaposes the advertising-run Earth with the anti-advertising Venus, very much mirroring the cold war atmosphere in which the novel was born.
In the modern United States the pair of stories told in this collection are perhaps even more relevant than when they were written.
Read information about the authorFrederik George Pohl, Jr. was an American science fiction writer, editor and fan, with a career spanning over seventy years. From about 1959 until 1969, Pohl edited Galaxy magazine and its sister magazine IF winning the Hugo for IF three years in a row. His writing also won him three Hugos and multiple Nebula Awards. He became a Nebula Grand Master in 1993.
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