Gladiator-at-Law

Gladiator at Law America two hundred years hence with the population strictly divided into the haves who live in electronically operated dream dwellings and the slum dwellers The chief hope of escape for the latter

  • Title: Gladiator-at-Law
  • Author: Frederik Pohl C.M. Kornbluth
  • ISBN: 9780330240031
  • Page: 242
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  • America two hundred years hence with the population strictly divided into the haves , who live in electronically operated dream dwellings, and the slum dwellers.The chief hope of escape for the latter is to win a prize at one of the organized Field Days that are bloodthirsty reminders of the Roman Games Lawyer Mundin and a strange bunch of friends plan to change all thatAmerica two hundred years hence with the population strictly divided into the haves , who live in electronically operated dream dwellings, and the slum dwellers.The chief hope of escape for the latter is to win a prize at one of the organized Field Days that are bloodthirsty reminders of the Roman Games Lawyer Mundin and a strange bunch of friends plan to change all that

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    About " Frederik Pohl C.M. Kornbluth "

  • Frederik Pohl C.M. Kornbluth

    Frederik George Pohl, Jr was an American science fiction writer, editor and fan, with a career spanning over seventy years From about 1959 until 1969, Pohl edited Galaxy magazine and its sister magazine IF winning the Hugo for IF three years in a row His writing also won him three Hugos and multiple Nebula Awards He became a Nebula Grand Master in 1993.

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  • Pohl and Kornbluth's's sharp satire of the consumer society and corporate corruption of government is as relevant today as when it was first published 50 years ago. "Gladiator at law" describes a possible future for the 1950s in which the working and middle classes are kept under control by the threat of losing their job and with it their tied housing--and the unemployed masses are kept quiescent with bread and circuses, Roman style. Reality tv may not have gone quite as far as the entertainment [...]


  • This book is a timeless classic. It holds up amazingly well, although, along with every SF writers of the 50's, these two (Kornbluth and Pohl) completely undersold the computer age. Otherwise, their vision of the future was frighteningly clear. The world they describe has not yet come to be, but it still might happen.The story is pure black comedy and the laughs are painful, but still laughs. Belly Rave (Belle Reve) can be found in the flat-tops of North Sunnyvale. I've walked through that neigh [...]


  • 1950-1960’lı yıllara ait bilimkurgu okuma günlerimde okuduğum kitaplardan Hukuk Gladyatörü’ne büyük umutlar ile başlamıştım ama kitap boyunca hem hikayenin anlatım tarzından hem de genel olarak konudan çok sıkıldım.Bilimkurgu kategorisinde görünmesine rağmen içinde çok az bilimkurgu öğesi bulunan bir kitaptı. Kitabı ilk okumaya başladığımda bilimkurgu beklentisi ile başladığım için ciddi anlamda beğenmemiştim, sonrasında polisiye olarak kabul edip okuma [...]


  • this book introduces reader to Pohl's dark-humor tailored mild dystopia. Prefer to read if you look for something more casual than 1984. Prefer to read before "The Age of The Pussyfoot"



  • review of Frederik Pohl & C. M. Kornbluth's Gladiator-At-Law by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - February 13, 2012 This is the 3rd Pohl/Kornbluth collaboration I've read so far. W/ each new one I'm more & more impressed by their skill at social analysis & at their ability to just tell an engrossing tale. Reading this one led me to compare them to Aldous Huxley & the comparison's in their favor. When I was a teenager & 1st hearing about what I'd now call dystopian novels or social [...]


  • The title of this book is deceiving. I mean, seriously, you think there are going to be lawyers fighting it out in the stadium -- blood, guts, and all the rest. Rock on! But it never really happens. There are a lot of potentially interesting social themes in the book -- too many really -- but none are handled masterfully. The writing is also less than stellar, possibly exacerbated by having two authors. (For example, I'd lose track of which character was being discussed because they'd switch bet [...]


  • I have a horrible feeling there will be plenty of younger science fiction readers for whom the names of Frederik Pohl and Cyril M. Kornbluth mean nothing, but for those of us of a certain age they are among the greats.I've just re-read this classic. It's over sixty years old (I seem on you can buy the June 1954 Galaxy Magazine part of it first appeared in), and yet apart from a few niggling details, it is as fresh as ever. This bread and circuses dystopia, with an early focus on the dangers of [...]


  • The title (and the racy covers on some editions) might lead you to expect a little more swashbuckling than is actually present in this book. This is mainly a corporate finance thriller, with a few hard-sf elements mixed in. Apropos of the current economy, suburbia has been laid waste by a housing bubble, but then real estate world is turned on its head by bubble houses. With some very grim consequences for society. Overall, though the book comes off as very dated. There's lots of rapid-fire 50's [...]


  • This dystopic novel came out in 1955. I don't suppose I read it quite that early, but I read it when I was very young -- young enough that a lot must have passed me by. (At 10 or 11 my understanding of the stock market would have been pretty rudimentary. Some things never change.) But I remember reading it avidly and more than once. It's a strange sensation reading it again now, some mumblety-mumblety years later. I don't have a clear recollection of the plot, but passages of the book pluck at t [...]


  • This story is an excellent social commentary/prophecy that has some serious echoes in the reality of 2015, 60 years after it was written. As social commentary in general, it warns about excessive difference between rich and poor, though as a story it is certainly interesting how the ghetto ends up being in the suburbs. The bubble house technology is the primary science fiction aspect, and the description of those reads not unlike some of the articles in today's world about smart houses. I give i [...]


  • SciFi - Charles Mundin is a young lawyer in a future that features automated housing for contract employees of large corporations and gang controlled slums for the rest. He accepts a mission to gain control of the company that makes the good housing.


  • Future dystopian finance adventure . I read all Pohl and Kornbluth novels a long time ago. This one doesn't stand up so well. A decent read, ahead of the standards if the time but what a long tine ago it seems now.


  • Quirky story about stocks and shares in the future, and how bad investment causes massive changes to people's lives, trapping them. I picked this up for the "Thunder Dome" element - but there is none.


  • Dated as hell today, but the ideas - especially the economics - make this the equal of 1984 in my humble opinion.



  • Not really my kind of SF, although others may like it. Rather slow and sometimes it seems with tongue too firmly in cheek.



  • If you enjoy science fiction about corporate takeovers, science fiction with little-to-no actual science fiction, or smelly old paperbacks, then I highly recommend this book.



  • I'm re-reading this - great masterpiece! But in the directory there are two books, one by C. Kornbluth, one by Fred Pohl. er, just one book, 2 writers




  • Really not much about gladiators. But a quirky story about the dangers of corporate sponsored perfect bubble-houses.


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