A compilation of two previously published books: The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth and The Merchants' War by Frederik Pohl.
In a future world controlled by the power of advertising, an underground group plans to colonize Venus where they can create their own advertising-free society.
Frederik George Pohl, Jr. (1919-2013) was an American science fiction writer, editor and fan, with a career spanning over seventy years. From about 1959 until 1969, Pohl edited Galaxy magazine and its sister magazine If, winning the Hugo for if three years in a row. His writing also won him three Hugos and multiple Nebula Awards. He became a Nebula Grand Master in 1993.
Frederik Pohl used these pseudonyms: Edson McCann, Jordan Park, Elton V. Andrews, Paul Fleur, Lee Gregor, Warren F. Howard, Scott Mariner, Ernst Mason, James McCreigh, Dirk Wilson, Donald Stacy and James MacCreigh.
Space Merchants consists of two primary works, and includes one additional book that complement the series but is not considered mandatory reads. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.