Since its colonization
by Earth, Pacifica has flourished. Now, under the guidance of Chairman
Carlotta Madigan and her lover and Minister of Media, Royce Lindbold, it
is the galaxy's supreme electronic democracy, a Utopian world where
both sexes equally serve and are served by the Media.
But there are those who would have it otherwise, who have come to Pacifica to turn its very freedom into an instrument of its bondage, who have launched a devastating media war on Pacifica to divide... and conquer.
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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