"One of the most important science fiction authors. Brunner held a mirror up to reflect our foibles because he wanted to save us from ourselves." --SF Site
For each generation, there is a writer meant to bend the rules of what we know. Hugo Award winner (Best Novel, STAND ON ZANZIBAR) and British science fiction master John Brunner remains one of the most influential and respected authors of all time, and now E-Reads is pleased to re-introduce many of his classic works. For readers familiar with his vision, it's a chance to re-examine his thoughtful worlds and words, while for new readers, Brunner's work proves itself the very definition of timeless.
In THE PRODUCTIONS OF TIME, Murray Douglas has beaten his alcohol addiction, needs a new acting job and can't be choosy. Then he ends up in an isolated country estate with every move being recorded by what appear to be alien instruments, every deviant desire and weakness constantly prodded and encouraged and self destruction the order of the day, every day. What is the goal of the production? Who (or what) will ever see the show? Will he (or anyone) survive the ordeal? The show must go on... read more
John Brunner started his career as a productive writer of Ace Double SF novels, sometimes writing both sides of the same double. He produced a wide variety of entertaining and well-conceived SF adventures before testing his ambitions with more and more complex and stylistically sophisticated novels. Among his triumphs are STAND on ZANZIBAR (Hugo Winner for Best Novel, THE JAGGED ORBIT, THE SHEEP LOOK UP, THE SHOCKWAVE RIDER and A MAZE OF STARS. Although he wrote relatively little fantasy, he was widely acclaimed for a series of short stories collected as THE COMPLEAT TRAVELER IN BLACK. Brunner also wrote mysteries, thrillers and several well-regarded historical novels.read more
Reviews forThe Productions of Time
A brilliant but martinet-like director has secluded the cast of a new film in an unused mansion for weeks of intense, bizarre rehearsals. A declining actor (who narrates the story) discovers the horrible truth (a favorite Brunner theme) about the director and the explanation for the many odd things he has observed. One of his early gems.read more
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