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The Space Merchants

Frederik Pohl

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Description:

In a vastly overpopulated near-future world, businesses have taken the place of governments and now hold all political power. States exist merely to ensure the survival of huge transnational corporations. Advertising has become hugely aggressive and boasts some of the world's most powerful executives. Through advertising, the public is constantly deluded into thinking that all the products on the market improve the quality of life. However, the most basic elements are incredibly scarce, including water and fuel. The planet Venus has just been visited and judged fit for human settlement, despite its inhospitable surface and climate; colonists would have to endure a harsh climate for many generations until the planet could be terraformed. Mitch Courtenay is a star-class copywriter in the Fowler Schocken advertising agency and has been assigned the ad campaign that would attract colonists to Venus, but a lot more is happening than he knows about. Mitch is soon thrown into a world of danger, mystery, and intrigue, where the people in his life are never quite what they seem, and his loyalties and core beliefs will be put to the test in Frederik Pohl's novel The Space Merchants.

Language:

English

Narrators:

C. M. Kornbluth, Dan Bittner

Length:

6h 2m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

30:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:36