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The Space Merchants

(1952)
(The first book in the Space Merchants series)
A novel by

 
 
Time: the near future Place: Madison Avenue, New York An overcrowded world is dominated by a few unscrupulous advertising agencies who have reduced the population to drug- and ad-conditioned consumers. Fowler Schocken Associates, who successfully organised India into a single giant cartel, have a new mission -- the development and exploitation of Venus. Mitchell Courtenay, star-class copysmith, is chosen to sell it to potential colonists. But the Consies, a subversive conservation group, and a rival ad agency also want Venus, and Courtenay finds himself in the midst of a deadly struggle.



Praise for this book

"One of Frederik Pohl's best novels - and my personal favourite. Complex people in tough situations on a marvelous and gritty world - who could ask for more from any novel?" - Greg Bear


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Hardback Editions

December 1993 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Space Merchants
Author(s): Pohl
ISBN: 0-89968-359-2 / 978-0-89968-359-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Buccaneer Books Inc
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2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Space Merchants
Author(s): frederik pohl
ISBN: 0-7394-3218-4 / 978-0-7394-3218-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: SFBC
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April 1984 : UK Hardback
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Title: Space Merchants
Author(s): Frederik Pohl, C M Kornbluth
ISBN: 0-86391-024-6 / 978-0-86391-024-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Goodchild Publishers
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September 1972 : UK Hardback

Title: Space Merchants ([Gollancz SF])
Author(s): Frederik Pohl, C M Kornbluth
ISBN: 0-575-01495-4 / 978-0-575-01495-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Paperback Editions

December 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Space Merchants
Author(s): Frederik Pohl, C M Kornbluth
ISBN: 1-250-00015-7 / 978-1-250-00015-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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July 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Space Merchants (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): Frederik Pohl, Cyril M Kornbluth
ISBN: 0-575-07528-7 / 978-0-575-07528-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gateway
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August 1958 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Space Merchants
Author(s): Frederik Pohl, C M Kornbluth
ISBN: 0-312-74951-1 / 978-0-312-74951-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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February 1987 : USA Paperback

Title: The Space Merchants
Author(s): Frederik Pohl, C M Kornbluth
ISBN: 0-312-90655-2 / 978-0-312-90655-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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September 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Space Merchants
Author(s): Frederik Pohl, C M Kornbluth
ISBN: 0-312-74952-X / 978-0-312-74952-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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June 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Space Merchants
Author(s): Frederik Pohl
ISBN: 0-345-29697-4 / 978-0-345-29697-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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February 1978 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Space Merchants
Author(s): Frederik Pohl
ISBN: 0-345-27682-5 / 978-0-345-27682-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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September 1976 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Space Merchants
Author(s): Frederik Pohl
ISBN: 0-345-25596-8 / 978-0-345-25596-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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November 1974 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Space Merchants
Author(s): C M Kornbluth, Frederik Pohl
ISBN: 0-345-24290-4 / 978-0-345-24290-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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1965 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Space Merchants
Author(s): Frederik Pohl, C M Kornbluth
ISBN: 0-14-002224-4 / 978-0-14-002224-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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1972 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Space Merchants
Author(s): Frederick Pohl, C M Kornbluth
ISBN: 0-345-02600-4 / 978-0-345-02600-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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June 1969 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: SPACE MERCHANTS
Author(s): Frederik Pohl
ISBN: 0-345-21658-X / 978-0-345-21658-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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1963 : Paperback
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Title: The Space Merchants (Digit SF, D-327)
Author(s): C M Kornbluth, Frederik Pohl
ISBN: 7890100116 / 978-7890100119
Publisher: Brown, Watson Ltd.
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June 1953 : Paperback
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Title: Space Merchants
Author(s): Frederick Pohl
ISBN: 999741439X / 978-9997414397
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Audio Editions

May 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Space Merchants
Author(s): Frederik Pohl, C M Kornbluth
ISBN: 1-4272-5177-0 / 978-1-4272-5177-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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December 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Space Merchants
Author(s): Frederik Pohl, C M Kornbluth
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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December 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Space Merchants
Author(s): Frederik Pohl, C M Kornbluth
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK