Cynical ousted dictator Bart Fraden and his military chieftan
Willem Vanderling select a new planet to conquer by computer search and
come up with Sangre, ruled by devotees of the Marquis De Sade calling
themselves the Brotherhood of Pain, figuring it would be the ripest for
It is all right, but when they deliberately make things even worse to foment their rebellion, what begins is much more than they bargained for.
Inspired by the Viet Nam War and Che Guevara's cynical attempt to replicate the Cuban Revolution in Bolivia.
Norman Spinrad (born 1940) is a science fiction icon and the author of more than twenty novels which have been translated into over a dozen languages. His 1969 novel, Bug Jack Barron, was nominated for the Hugo and Nebula Awards and his short fiction collection, The Star-Spangled Future, was a National Book Award finalist. He has also written screenplays for American television series, including the original Star Trek. He lives in New York.
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