Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The Shockwave Rider, the Stardroppers, Stand on Zanzibar, the Infinitive of Go, the Sheep Look Up, the Jagged Orbit, Secret Agent of Terra, Children of the Thunder, the Whole Man, to Conquer Chaos, the Squares of the City, the Super Barbarians, the World Swappers, the Martian Sphinx, the Productions of Time, Into the Slave Nebula, Timescoop, Muddle Earth, Players at the Game of People, Double, Double, the Shift Key, Manshape. Excerpt: Children of the Thunder Children of the Thunder is a 1988 science fiction novel by John Brunner . The novel explores several themes: environment degradation of the modern world (which Brunner believed was shortening his own life), paternal irresponsibility (in the form of accepting cash for donating sperm to a sperm bank ), and conservative (fascist ) tendencies in British politics . The latter may reflect that the book was written during the Thatcher years. Like other Brunner books, the novel lacks cohesiveness in various ways, and is best read as a series of interconnected vignettes, each of which explores the above themes in a different context, with a culminating scene at the end of the book which is frightening in various ways, including a partial role reversal of the protagonist and villain . In those terms, the book can be seen as an attack of the author on excessive sexual freedom of men gained in the so-called sexual revolution . While sexual fulfillment itself is not demonized, the book catalogs extensive collateral damage in the form of single mothers and offspring not properly cared for. But this is not a kind-hearted appeal for better support systems for these people: they just might counterattack their oppressors which is to say the parents who abandoned (or neglected) them. A hyperlinked version of this chapter is at Double, Double...
|Title:||Novels by John Brunner (Study Guide) : The Shockwave Rider, the Stardroppers, Stand on Zanzibar, the Infinitive of Go, the Sheep Look Up||Publisher:||Books LLC|
|Author:||Llc Books, Llc Books|
|No. of Pages:||70|
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