Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
John Brunner$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jad Smith

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780252037337

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252037337.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM ILLINOIS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.illinois.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Illinois University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ISO for personal use.date: 28 June 2022

Fierce Speculation, 1967–75

Fierce Speculation, 1967–75

(p.51) Chapter 2 Fierce Speculation, 1967–75
John Brunner

Jad Smith

University of Illinois Press

This chapter focuses on John Brunner's works from 1967 to 1975. These include Quicksand (1967), which garnered testy and argumentative reviews; Zanzibar (1968), which went on to garner Nebula and Hugo nominations; The Sheep Look Up (1972), his darkest novel set in the United States as it enters its “third century” as a nation; and The Shockwave Rider (1975), which Brunner described as convenient “shorthand” for dealing with the vicissitudes of the human mind. Brunner also contributed five columns on assorted topics to Science Fiction Review between December 1969 and March 1971. By the mid-1970s, Brunner largely dropped out of view and stopped writing science fiction.

Keywords:   John Brunner, science fiction authors, science fiction writers, science fiction novels, Quicksand, Zanzibar, The Sheep Look Up, The Shockwave Rider

Illinois Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.