One of the most important science fiction authors. Brunner held a mirror up to reflect our foibles because he wanted to save us from ourselves.--SF SiteFor each generation, there is a writer meant to bend the rules of what we know. Hugo Award winner (Best Novel, STAND ON ZANZIBAR) and British science fiction master John Brunner remains one of the most influential and respected authors of all time, and now E-Reads is pleased to re-introduce many of his classic works. For readers familiar with his vision, its a chance to re-examine his thoughtful worlds and words, while for new readers, Brunners work proves itself the very definition of timeless.The world is awash in civic decay, military coups and revolutionary governments, bands of believers (Godheads) roaming the streets and turning plastic crosses into assault weapons. One scientist has discovered a new kind of viral drug, VC, which has the power to drastically alter the human mind. It could save civilization but at what cost? And who has the right to make a decision about whether or not to use it? Brunner at his thought-provoking, action-packed best.