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1 Barry, MaxJennifer Government. 12751
Abacus: London. 2003.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
Satirical sf novel (though packaged as mainstream) set in a future world of globalisation and marketing hype.

''Australian writer whose first novel, Syrup (1999) as by Maxx Barry, edged toward the fantastic in its spoof treatment of the modern corporate world; his second, JENNIFER GOVERNMENT (2003), gains in the force of its attack through full immersion in a near future environment in which governments have become enfeebled, and international corporations rule the roost. Echoes of The Space Merchants (1953) by C M Kornbluth and Frederik Pohl are openly acknowledged in the text, whose savageries - corporations routinely commission spectacular killings to focus consumer attention on new products - reflect the half century since Kornbluth/Pohl's satire. Surnames reflect the corporations and governments for which characters work, hence the eponymous Australian government agent, whose vengeance-fuelled attempts to pin down some particularly egregious corporate apparatchiks drives the frenetic plot'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


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