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The Joy Makers

(1961)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Happiness, Guaranteed.

In the not-too-distant future, money truly can buy happiness, and Hedonics, Inc., is willing to sell it to you. They'll even offer you a money-back guarantee, if you're not "happy" with the product. But with their team of psychologists, life specialists, and self-improvement coaches, they don't have any "unhappy" customers.

What happens when a company grows too big, becomes too successful? It wants to guarantee its place in society and its future, and Hedonics is no exception. When your product is happiness, the way you guarantee your success is to pass laws mandating happiness.

But when universal happiness is required, does it really matter if you're getting what you want, or happy with what you have?

James Gunn has been a professional science fiction writer for more than 60 years, and in 2007, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America named him a Grand Master.

Genre: Science Fiction

Used availability for James E Gunn's The Joy Makers

Hardback Editions

May 1997 : USA Hardback

Title: The Joy Makers
Author(s): James Gunn
ISBN: 0-89968-340-1 / 978-0-89968-340-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lightyear Pr
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February 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Joy Makers (Classics of modern science fiction #2)
Author(s): James Gunn
ISBN: 0-517-55184-5 / 978-0-517-55184-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crown
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March 1985 : UK Hardback
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Title: JOY MAKERS (Classics of Modern Science Fiction)
Author(s): James E Gunn
ISBN: 0-86051-331-9 / 978-0-86051-331-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robson Books Ltd
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Paperback Editions

September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Joy Makers
Author(s): James Gunn
ISBN: 1-60459-912-X / 978-1-60459-912-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fantastic Books
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September 1982 : USA Paperback

Title: The Joymakers
Author(s): James Gunn
ISBN: 0-671-83302-2 / 978-0-671-83302-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books (Mm)
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October 1976 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Joy Makers (Panther science fiction)
Author(s): James E Gunn
ISBN: 0-586-04266-0 / 978-0-586-04266-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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