Matthew Flamen, the last of the networks' sppolpigeons, is desperate for a big story. And there's no shortage of possibilities: the Gottschalk cartel is fomenting trouble among the knees in order to sell their latest armaments to the blanks; which ties in nicely with the fact that something big is brewing with the X Patriots. And then there's the story that just falls into his lap: the one that suggests that the respected director of the New York State Mental Hospital is a charlatan...
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John Brunner (1934-95) published his first novel when he was seventeen and also made his first sale to US magazines at the same age. After serving in the RAF, he worked for a while as a technical abstractor and a publisher's editor before becoming a full-time writer in 1958. Among his many novels are The Squares of the City, The Telepathist, The Sheep Look Up, The Shockwave Rider and Stand on Zanzibar, universally recognized as his magnum opus.
The Jagged Orbit by John Brunner
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