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by Frederik Pohl

Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Frederik Pohl
ISBN: 031274952X
ISBN13: 978-0312749521
Language: English
Publisher: St Martins Pr (September 1, 1985)
Pages: 169
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1 - The Merchants of Venus. What's the point of running around? Does any of the planet look any different than the space pad we came in on, right over our heads?" Vastra hesitated.

1 - The Merchants of Venus. 3 - Beyond the Blue Event Horizon. I could see him doing swift arithmetic in his head, measuring the chance of persuading the Terry to go for a surface tour against what he might get from me as his commission on something bigger.

The Space Merchants is a 1952 science fiction novel by American writers Frederik Pohl and Cyril M. Kornbluth. Originally published in Galaxy Science Fiction magazine as a serial entitled Gravy Planet, the novel was first published as a single volume in 1953, and has sold heavily since. It deals satirically with a hyper-developed consumerism, seen through the eyes of an advertising executive.

The book has some great satire, for 1953 that is. Too much of the satire has become cliché over the years so it has less of an impact on 21st century sensibilities

Only 11 left in stock (more on the way). The book has some great satire, for 1953 that is. Too much of the satire has become cliché over the years so it has less of an impact on 21st century sensibilities. Mr. Pohl’s slight revisions added back some of the flavor of the original satire but it’s sort of like eating a stale taco chip or watching the same SNL skit for the tenth time. That said, "The Space Merchants" isn’t just a 1953 satirical novel. It’s a great story as well and perfectly hits some hard science fiction buttons while lampooning others.

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Frederik Pohl, C. M. I needed an answer, and he might have it. He might also throw me out of the office for asking. But I needed an answer. It didn't seem to be the best possible time to ask Fowler questions. It didn't seem to be the best possible time to ask Fowler questions f me, his door opened explosively and Tildy Mathis lurched out. Her face was working with emotion. She stared at me, but I'll take oath she didn't know my name. Rewrites," she said wildly. I slave my heart out for that white-haired old rat, and what does he give me? Rewrites

About the AuthorFREDERIK POHL’s writing career spans over seventy years.

About the AuthorFREDERIK POHL’s writing career spans over seventy years. He became a Nebula Grand Master in 1993. Pohl won the 2010 Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer, based on his writing on his blog, The Way the Future Blogs.

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The Space Merchants is, in many ways, their forebear Which brings me to one of the reasons I liked this book much more than most others of its type: Pohl and Kornbluth really seem to understand the advertising and corporate worlds they ar. .

The Space Merchants is, in many ways, their forebear. Our narrator is Mitchell Courtenay, a highly skilled and admired copysmith for one of the two giant advertising agencies, Fowler Schocken. Which brings me to one of the reasons I liked this book much more than most others of its type: Pohl and Kornbluth really seem to understand the advertising and corporate worlds they are criticizing. As outlandish as the world they create is, they establish its reality with an appropriate tone, nuance, and mentality sourced directly from Madison Avenue.

Mitchell Courtenay, an advertising copywriter of the future is assigned to sway public support for the American colonization of Venus
Comments to eBook The Space Merchants
Wnex
great si fi classice. staff meeting in early pages sounds like Trumps most recent staff meeting. I can kiss your ass better than he can.
Kirizius
Excellent story by one of the founders of the Futurian Club, a group of science fiction fans and writers in New York City. The book has some great satire, for 1953 that is. Too much of the satire has become cliché over the years so it has less of an impact on 21st century sensibilities. Mr. Pohl’s slight revisions added back some of the flavor of the original satire but it’s sort of like eating a stale taco chip or watching the same SNL skit for the tenth time. That said, "The Space Merchants" isn’t just a 1953 satirical novel. It’s a great story as well and perfectly hits some hard science fiction buttons while lampooning others. And it’s a short read by today’s standards. I’m glad Mr. Pohl didn’t succumb to the expansion virus when he revised this edition (St. Martin’s Griffin). Who really wants to read 500 pages of the same stuff? All in all, Mr. Pohl wrote a story with a Futurian consciousness that meets—and sometimes exceeds—the high standards set during the Golden Age.
Dandr
An awesome story of the future were advertisement is king but without giving away any plot you will journey with the protagonist from having it all to fighting for his life back, and seeing his views change the deeper he gets.
Mayno
Bought as a gift. The receiver likes it.
Ariurin
Written 50 years ago, you might expect this book, set in "the future", to be hopelessly trite and dated, but it holds up remarkably well. If anything, many of the issues in the book resonate more today than they may have when it was first published. The characters are believable and well constructed, and Pohl gives them a story to tell that moves quickly. He avoids the pitfalls of some authors who write future-based morality plays -- there's no preaching or sidebar pontificating here, just a very good read. My only complaint is that I wish it had been longer!
bass
I enjoyed the author's sharp view on advertising and the corporate mind set. While, it was written a while ago, it still rings true. It is not dated. I feel that it was a quick read and worth buying.
Kefym
Great book. Interesting insights into potential futures with advertising. Dark but not hopeless.
The Space Merchants has an interesting premise: what happens to a high-profile citizen working in advertising in a hyper-consumerist world when he lands the big job that a rival wants? The story enters into an underground where the protagonist discovers things about his life he didn't know and about the world.

I didn't much like the book, however. The protagonist is not sympathetic. Not at all through the book. And the resolution just didn't seem right. While the key to the character's arc is obvious, why that particular key isn't well told. What is his connection to his wife? What unites them? The story never answers this question, in my opinion.

I suppose I don't regret reading it.
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