The Glass Bees

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In The Glass Bees the celebrated German writer Ernst Jünger presents a disconcerting vision of the future. Zapparoni, a brilliant businessman, has turned his advanced understanding of technology and his strategic command of the information and entertainment industries into a discrete form of global domination. But Zapparoni is worried that the scientists he depends on might sell his secrets. He needs a chief of security, and Richard, a veteran and war hero, is ready for the job. However, when he arrives at the ...

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Overview

In The Glass Bees the celebrated German writer Ernst Jünger presents a disconcerting vision of the future. Zapparoni, a brilliant businessman, has turned his advanced understanding of technology and his strategic command of the information and entertainment industries into a discrete form of global domination. But Zapparoni is worried that the scientists he depends on might sell his secrets. He needs a chief of security, and Richard, a veteran and war hero, is ready for the job. However, when he arrives at the beautiful country compound that is Zapparoni's headquarters, he finds himself subjected to an unexpected ordeal. Soon he is led to question his past, his character, and even his senses....

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Editorial Reviews

San Francisco Chronicle
J&#252nger's language shimmers with icily brilliant cynicism. He masters a style as hard and transparent as the insects of the story¹s title.
The Atlantic
A fantastic, tightly compressed novel. . .a wonderfully provocative fusion of fiction and philosophy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780940322554
  • Publisher: New York Review Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Series: New York Review Books Classics Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 500,910
  • Product dimensions: 5.03 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Ernst Jünger (1895–1998) was the recipient of numerous literary prizes, and continued his career as a writer until his death at the age of 102.
 
Bruce Sterling is the author of many short story collections, nonfiction books, and novels, three of which were selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. He lives in Austin, Texas.
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