The Sheep Look up

Brunner, John

Book - 2003
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Sheep Look up
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.

Publisher: Dallas, Tex. : BenBella Books, c2003
Edition: 1st BenBella Books ed
ISBN: 1932100059
Branch Call Number: SF BRUNNER
Characteristics: xiv, 388 p. ;,23 cm
Additional Contributors: Bell, James John
Brin, David


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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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