The Sheep Look up

Brunner, John (Book - 2003)
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The Sheep Look up
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An enduring classic, this book offers a dramatic and prophetic look at the potential consequences of the escalating destruction of Earth. In this nightmare society, air pollution is so bad that gas masks are commonplace. Infant mortality is up, and everyone seems to suffer from some form of ailment. The water is polluted, and only the poor drink from the tap. The government is ineffectual, and corporate interests scramble to make a profit from water purifiers, gas masks, and organic foods. Environmentalist Austin Train is on the run. The Trainites, environmental activists and sometime terrorists, want him to lead their movement. The government wants him in jail, or preferably, executed. The media wants a circus. Everyone has a plan for Train, but Train has a plan of his own. This suspenseful science fiction drama is now available to a new generation of enthusiasts.
Authors: Brunner, John, 1934-1995
Title: The sheep look up
Publisher: Dallas, Tex. : BenBella Books, c2003
Edition: 1st BenBella Books ed
Characteristics: xiv, 388 p. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: John Brunner ; cover art by Bob Eggleton ; [introduction by David Brin ; afterword by James John Bell]
Additional Contributors: Bell, James John
Brin, David
ISBN: 1932100059
Branch Call Number: SF BRUNNER
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 386-388)
Subject Headings: Pollution Fiction
Genre/Form: Dystopias
Science fiction
Topical Term: Pollution
LCCN: 2002154552
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Prophetic, haunting, and a punch to the plexus, this landmark environmental horror-sci-fi beast has a brilliant premise and is executed without fail by Brunner. And it bites...hard. Like this? Try Philip Chadwick's "The Death Guard."

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