Books by Norman Spinrad

Bug Jack Barron

by Norman Spinrad

Lover and hero Jack Barron, the sold-out media god of the Bug Jack Barron Show, has one last chance to hit it big when he meets Benedict Howards, the power-mad man with the secret to immortality.

With over a hundred million viewers, Jack Barron is a media star of the highest celebrity―think Jerry Springer crossed with Ted Koppel―and his call-in talk show is the perfect platform for reform. But every man has his price, and when a cryogenics millionaire makes Jack an offer he can't refuse―immortality―anything can happen. Bug Jack Barron, Norman Spinrad’s fourth novel, was first published in 1969, and is commonly acknowledged to be the book that established Spinrad’s brilliant style and made his name. Its exploration of the timeless and universally relevant theme of big business corrupting democratic process, stands out now as an unforgettable and bitingly satirical work of imagination that remains as relevant as ever to today’s television and media obsessed culture.
Nebula
Hugo

Greenhouse Summer

by Norman Spinrad

A hundred years from now, pollution, overpopulation, and ecological disasters have left the rich nations still rich, and the poor nations—the Lands of the Lost—slowly strangling in drought and pollution. New York City is below sea level, surrounded by a seawall. The climate in Paris is much like the twentieth-century climate of long-drowned New Orleans. And Siberia, Golden Siberia, is the crop-land of the world. Still, for the international corporations and businesses who make a profit on technofixing the environment—the Big Blue Machine—it is business as usual: sell what you can where you can whenever you can. It is better to be rich. But it all may be coming to a terrible end: a scientist has predicted Condition Venus, the sudden greenhouse downfall of the entire planet—but she can't say when. So now the attention of the world is focused for a week on a UN conference on the Environment in Paris, where all hell is about to break loose. GREENHOUSE SUMMER is the novel that not just predicts the next century of climate change, but what will be done about it. It also presents a positive if humanly less than perfect picture of what can fix our broken economic system, a story of idealism verses selfish self-interest. This is a book that needs to be read now. "Shrewdly balances sensuality and realpolitik...this novel may be his most impressive balancing act yet." —Locus
John W. Campbell

Little Heroes

by Norman Spinrad

The Iron Dream

by Norman Spinrad

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Nebula

The Men In The Jungle

by Norman Spinrad

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure

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