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The Space Merchants is a 1952 science fiction novel by American writers Frederik Pohl and Cyril M. Kornbluth. Originally published in Galaxy Science Fiction magazine as a serial entitled Gravy Planet, the novel was first published as a single volume in 1953, and has sold heavily since. It deals satirically with a hyper-developed consumerism, seen through the eyes of an advertising executive. In 1984, Pohl published a sequel, The Merchants' War. In 2012, it was included in the Library of America omnibus American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1953–1956. Pohl revised the original novel in 2011 with added material and more contemporary references.

It was rated the 24th "all-time best novel" in a 1975 Locus poll, jointly with The Martian Chronicles and The War of the Worlds. The novel was also included in David Pringle's list of 100 best science fiction novels.

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The Space Merchants
May 05, 2014, Macmillan Audio
audio cd
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The Space Merchants
2011-12, Thomas Dunne Books
Paperback in English - 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed.; Revised 21st Century Edition
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Eine Handvoll Venus
2009, Heyne
eBook in German / Deutsch - Überarbeitete Neuausgabe 1/09
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The Space Merchants
2003-04, SFBC
Hardcover in English
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The Space Merchants
July 10, 2003, Gollancz
Paperback - New Ed edition
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Planète à gogos
April 14, 1998, Denoël
Mass Market Paperback
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Uzay tacirleri
1996, Metis Yayinlari
in Turkish
Cover of: The Space Merchants
The Space Merchants
1987-03, St. Martin's Press
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st St. Martin's Press mass market ed. (1)
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The Space Merchants
1985, St. Martin's Press
Paperback in English - 1st ed.
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The space merchants
1984, Goodchild
in English
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Space Merchants
June 12, 1981, Del Rey
Mass Market Paperback in English
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The Space Merchants
February 12, 1978, Del Rey
Mass Market Paperback in English
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Cover of: The space merchants
The space merchants
1976, Ballantine Books
in English - 1st ed.
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The Space Merchants
November 12, 1974, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English
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The space merchants
1973, Penguin
in English
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The space merchants
1972, Gollancz
in English
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The Space Merchants
1972, Ballantine
Mass Market Paperback
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The Space Merchants
1969, Walker and Company
Hardcover in English
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The space merchants
1965, Penguin
in English
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The space merchants
1960, Brown, Watson
in English
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The Space Merchants
August 15, 1958, St. Martin's Press
Paperback in English - 1st ed edition
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The space merchants
1955, Heinemann
in English
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The space merchants
1953, Ballantine Books
in English
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Space Merchants
June 1953, Ballantine Books
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The space merchants
1952, Ballantine Books
in English

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The Space Merchants is a 1952 science fiction novel by American writers Frederik Pohl and Cyril M. Kornbluth. Originally published in Galaxy Science Fiction magazine as a serial entitled Gravy Planet, the novel was first published as a single volume in 1953, and has sold heavily since. It deals satirically with a hyper-developed consumerism, seen through the eyes of an advertising executive. In 1984, Pohl published a sequel, The Merchants' War. In 2012, it was included in the Library of America omnibus American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1953–1956. Pohl revised the original novel in 2011 with added material and more contemporary references.

It was rated the 24th "all-time best novel" in a 1975 Locus poll, jointly with The Martian Chronicles and The War of the Worlds. The novel was also included in David Pringle's list of 100 best science fiction novels.

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The Space Merchants

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OL28268931M
ISBN 10
1427251770
ISBN 13
9781427251770

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