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Brunner, John 1934-1995

Overview
Works: 392 works in 1,278 publications in 5 languages and 20,506 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Short stories  Fantasy fiction  Dystopian fiction  Cyberpunk fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Novels  Filmed lectures 
Roles: Author, Creator, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6052.R8, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Brunner
Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner( Book )

55 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman Niblock House is a rising executive at General Technics, one of a few all-powerful corporations. His work is leading General Technics to the forefront of global domination, both in the marketplace and politically--it's about to take over a country in Africa. Donald Hogan is his roommate, a seemingly sheepish bookworm. But Hogan is a spy, and he's about to discover a breakthrough in genetic engineering that will change the world...and kill him. These two men's lives weave through one of science fiction's most praised novels. Written in a way that echoes John Dos Passos' U.S.A. Trilogy, Stand on Zanzibar is a cross-section of a world overpopulated by the billions. Where society is squeezed into hive-living madness by god-like mega computers, mass-marketed psychedelic drugs, and mundane uses of genetic engineering
The sheep look up by John Brunner( Book )

42 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and French and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the rise of a corporation-sponsored government, pollution in big cities has reached extreme levels and most (if not all) people's health has been affected in some way. Now rioting and civil unrest sweep the United States, due to a combination of poor health, poor sanitation, lack of food, lack of services, ineffectiveness of services, disillusionment with government/companies, oppressive government, civil unrest, high incidence of pollution-induced birth defects, and other factors
The crucible of time by John Brunner( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development over milennia of a civilization of an unusual alien species, whose sense of humor, resourceful adaptibility, and metalworking skills are the strengths and the hope of their society
The shockwave rider by John Brunner( Book )

30 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This alarmist fantasy warns against the loss of individual freedom that might result from widespread use of information technology and against the psychological effects of rapid technological change
Total eclipse by John Brunner( Book )

19 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction-roman
The stone that never came down by John Brunner( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unemployed teacher samples a new drug in a bar, then goes to donate blood at the bloodbank
The wrong end of time by John Brunner( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a near-future where a paranoid America has sealed itself off from the rest of the world by a vast and complicated defense system, a young Russian scientist infiltrates through all the defenses to tell an almost unbelievable and truly terrifying story. At the outer reaches of the solar system, out by Pluto, has been detected a superior form of intelligent life, far smarter than man and in possession of technology that makes them immune to attack from human weaponry and strong enough to easily destroy planet Earth. Can humans set aside their differences and mutual fears to work together and defeat a common enemy?
From this day forward by John Brunner( Book )

13 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twelve short stories and a poem, dealing with people to whom the future very suddenly happens
A maze of stars by John Brunner( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human beings born and raised on the more than six hundred thousand stars in the vast Arm of Stars grow up unaware that they were put there by the Ship, the greatest feat of technology ever achieved
Quicksand by John Brunner( Book )

19 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in English and French and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jagged orbit by John Brunner( Book )

30 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew Flamen, the last of the networks' spoolpigeons, is desperate for a big story. He needs it to keep his audience, and his job. And there is no shortage of possibilities: the Gottschalk cartel is fomenting trouble among the knees in order to sell their latest armaments to the blanks; which ties in nicely with the fact that something big is brewing with the X Patriots; and it looks as if the inconceivable is about to happen and that one of Britain's most dangerous revolutionaries is going to be given a visa to enter America. And then there's the story that just falls into his lap. The one that suggests that the respected Director of the New York State Mental Hospital is a charlatan. John Brunner's scathing vision of a society disintegrating under the impact of violence, drugs, high-level corruption and the casual institutionalization of the 'insane' was a powerful and important statement in 1969. It remains a compelling and chilling tour de force
Players at the game of people by John Brunner( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction-roman
John Brunner presents Kipling's science fiction : stories by Rudyard Kipling( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the finest writers in the English language, Rudyard Kipling was the first British author to win the Nobel Prize for Literature (in 1907). From children's stories to adult romances, from tales of ordinary men and women to tales of the supernatural, the scope and breadth of his work has rarely been equalled. Kipling's mastery of his craft lies in his eye for telling detail. Whether he writes of an exotic land at the ends of the earth or of everyday England, of heaven or hell or anywhere in between, he brings it all home to the reader. This selection of his science fiction includes some of his best-loved stories. Rudyard Kipling has tales to tell, and he tells them with a sure hand. They have been and continue to be an enduring delight and inspiration to many generations of readers and writers
John Brunner presents Kipling's fantasy : stories by Rudyard Kipling( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heaven or hell or anywhere in between, he brings it all home to the reader. This selection of his fantasy stories ranges from pre-history through mythology to the present" of the early 1900s, from England to Australia to India, from comedy to tragedy to simple human courage. Rudyard Kipling has tales to tell, and he tells them with a sure hand. They have been and continue to be an enduring delight and inspiration to many generations of readers and writers
Foreign constellations : the fantastic worlds of John Brunner by John Brunner( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The whole man by John Brunner( Book )

19 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In A Whole Man, a baby boy is born in a hospital surrounded by the chaos of battle and civil unrest. The birth is unremarkable and little noted, but the child, Gerald Howson, turns out to be very special. He is afflicted by infirmities and bodily flaws, but his mind becomes a miraculous device, capable of telepathic marvels that can, and do, change the world. But the power fantasies that sometimes tempt him are deadly to those near him and can ultimately threaten the whole of the world. And a man in a physical envelope that inspires pity and fright turns out to be the embodiment of a superman. This ebook was originally published in the United Kingdom under the title Telepathist. For each generation, there is a writer meant to bend the rules of what we know. Hugo Award winner (Best Novel, Stand on Zanzibar) and British science fiction master John Brunner remains one of the most influential and respected authors of all time, and now many of his classic works are being reintroduced. For readers familiar with his vision, it is a chance to reexamine his thoughtful worlds and words, while for new readers, Brunner's work proves itself the very definition of timeless
The squares of the city by John Brunner( Book )

18 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictionalization of chess game Steinitz-Tchigorin (Havana) 1892
Times without number by John Brunner( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 1983 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1988, Don Miguel Navarro is a "Licentiate in Ordinary" of the Society of Time. As a Licentiate, Don Miguel's primary duty is to ensure the preservation of history, lest an alteration undo the empire
The compleat traveller in black by John Brunner( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Compleat Traveller in Black, six linked tales, comprising one of Brunner's rare ventures into fantasy, relate the legend of a man with many names, who travels the world with a staff made of light and performs his eternal duty by bringing order to a world filled with chaos. What he dispenses is always asked for but not always welcomed by the recipients. And the world becomes, step by slow step, a better place for those who remain. For each generation, there is a writer meant to bend the rules of what we know. Hugo Award winner (Best Novel, Stand on Zanzibar) and British science fiction
Double, double by John Brunner( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Double, Double, a random collection of strangers converges on a seaside town, not knowing one another and having nothing in common. A mystery from the sea, a shape-shifter, begins to take over the people and produce oddly behaving duplicates of them. A combination of scientific knowledge and a little luck may be all that stands between mankind and an alien invasion. For each generation, there is a writer meant to bend the rules of what we know. Hugo Award winner (Best Novel, Stand on Zanzibar) and British science fiction master John Brunner remains one of the most influential and respected
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityWoodcott, Keith, 1934-1995

Branner, Dzhon 1934-1995

Branner, Džon.

Bruner, G’ohn 1934-1995

Bruner, G'ohn 1934-1995

Brunner J. 1935-1995

Brunner, John

Brunner, John Kilian Houston 1934-1995

Brunner, K. H. 1934-1995

Con Branner

John Brunner autore di fantascienza britannico

John Brunner britischer Science-Fiction-Autor

John Brunner britisk forfatter

John Brunner Brits auteur

John Brunner Escritor británico de ciencia ficción

Loxmith, John

Loxmith John 1934-1995

Staines, Trevor 1934-1995

Woodcott, Keith

Woodcott Keith 1934-1995

Браннер Д. 1935-1995

Браннер, Джон, 1934-1995

Джон Браннер

جون برونر

ジョン・ブラナー

ブラナー, ジョン

约翰·布鲁纳

Languages
English (349)

French (26)

Spanish (10)

German (6)

Portuguese (1)

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The sheep look upThe shockwave riderThe jagged orbitJohn Brunner presents Kipling's science fiction : storiesJohn Brunner presents Kipling's fantasy : stories