The children have inherited the Earth. And their nightmare is just beginning.
Facing starvation and pursued by a relentless sniper bent on killing her, Josie Revelle - and undersized misfit with nowhere to run - embarks on a mad 48-hour journey that takes her places darker than she ever imagined. She finds friendship in Shawnika Williams, a street-smart, hard-punching girl on a desperate quest to find her missing brother, and Grace Cavanaugh, a naive West Virginia farm girl looking for redemption . . . and Josie's about to become an unwilling messiah.
At the end of their path awaits charismatic, megalomaniacal teenage psychopath Zane Barzan, who commands an army of adolescent killers and has been busy building his own blood-soaked empire modeled after Hitler's Third Reich.
Misfit. Brawler. Tomboy. Psychopath. Are they the end of humanity, or a new beginning?
Norman Niblock House is a rising executive at General Technics, one of a few all-powerful corporations. His work is leading General Technics to the forefront of global domination, both in the marketplace and politically---it's about to take over a country in Africa. Donald Hogan is his roommate, a seemingly sheepish bookworm. But Hogan is a spy, and he's about to discover a breakthrough in genetic engineering that will change the world...and kill him.
These two men's lives weave through one of science fiction's most praised novels. Written in a way that echoes John Dos Passos' U.S.A. Trilogy, Stand on Zanzibar is a cross-section of a world overpopulated by the billions. Where society is squeezed into hive-living madness by god-like mega computers, mass-marketed psychedelic drugs, and mundane uses of genetic engineering. Though written in 1968, it speaks of now, and is frighteningly prescient and intensely powerful.
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