SF Masterwork of the Week: Jem

A cynical and compelling tale of politics, exploitation and colonisation on another planet from the Hugo and Nebula-winning Grand Master, Frederik Pohl.

The discovery of another habitable world might spell salvation to the three bitterly competing power blocs of the resource-starved 21st century; but when their representatives arrive on Jem, with its multiple intelligent species, they discover instead the perfect situation into which to export their rivalries.

Subtitled, with savage irony, ‘The Making of a Utopia’, Jem is one of Frederik Pohl’s most powerful novels. This new edition includes an introduction by award-winning author Lisa Tuttle.

Jem is available as an SF Masterworks paperback. You can read more about Frederik Pohl in his entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.