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Children of the Thunder

By John Brunner

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Britain in the near future: the country is heading toward ecological disaster, chemical waste is seeping into people's brains, deadly parasites contaminate food - and the despotic fascist government is trying to keep it all quiet. But there is one thing they can't suppress - the emergence of a new master race. Children who have the power to persuade adults to do anything they want...

American sociologist Claudia and reporter Peter Levin begin an investigation that brings them to a trail of genetic theories. All the children, they discover, have the same father. But who is he? And is he a force of good...or of evil?

Biographical Notes

John Brunner (1934-1995)
John Brunner was a prolific British SF writer. In 1951, he published his first novel, Galactic Storm, at the age of just 17, and went on to write dozens of novels under his own and various house names until his death in 1995 at the Glasgow Worldcon. He won the Hugo Award and the British Science Fiction Award for Stand on Zanzibar (a regular contender for the 'best SF novel of all time') and the British Science Fiction Award for The Jagged Orbit.


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  • ISBN: 9780575101739
  • Publication date: 24 Jun 2013
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  • Imprint: Gateway
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