Caution! You are about to enter a world...
...where all engineering ingenuity has been employed for public spectacles of torture and death.
...where the stock market operated with pari-mutuel machines.
...where a court clerk transcribes testimony on punch cards, then feeds it to a jury machine.
...where the dream real-estate development of today has become a cracked-concrete savage jungle.
In this world, young lawyer Charles Mundin battles a great combine of corporate interest - battles them in board meetings and in dark alley - in a struggle that lays bare some brutal promises about the future... promises we are beginning to make right now.
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.
Frederik Pohl. Wikipedia.