Stand on Zanzibar - John Brunner When I read this in 1972 I would have given this five stars. Now, in 2011, I'm a different person. this is a different time, and much of this book does not hold up for me. There is a lot that does - that's why I give it 3 stars. I find it to be a somewhat tedious read now though. It might be worth reading for a first time....hard for me to tell.