Frederik Pohl, C. M. Kornbluth

The Space Merchants


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Frederik Pohl
C. M. Kornbluth
1952 First published
Publication Location US
Language English
Notes The Space Merchants is a science fiction novel by American writers Frederik Pohl and Cyril M. Kornbluth in 1952. 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. In 1984, Pohl published a sequel, The Merchants' War. In 2012, it was included in the Library of America omnibus American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1953-1956. Pohl revised the original novel in 2011 with added material and more contemporary references.


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