― John Brunner
Stand on Zanzibar is a highly-acclaimed novel that won that won both the Hugo Award for Best Novel and the BSFA Award in 1969, as well as the Prix Tour-Apollo Award in 1973. One of the unique features of the of this work is the time Brunner spent on the development of the world in which it is set. The novel has a rich and compelling narrative that is only enhanced by the intermittent chapters that are solely dedicated to the reader’s emergence into the highly-detailed future world. The central plot of Stand on Zanzibar is focused on overpopulation, and the potential destruction wrought from its imbalance, through the eyes of two New Yorkers in the year 2010.