It is the near future. Tens of millions now live in the streets. The City teems with Uzi-toting enforcers, kibble-munching streeties and wire heads plugged in to the lateste electronic high. And somewhere along the line, rock and roll has lost it soul. Or rather sold it to a megacorporation that churns out shythesized hits with all the passion of the market research reports that dictate their demographic parameters. From the highest towers of the corporate world to the sex-and-thrill bars, to the death-infested streets, an explosion is about to take place. And a handful of people are going to set it off. An extraordianrily powerful novel of sex, rock and revolution by a relentless 4/4 beat.
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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