“The Tunnel Under the World,” Frederik Pohl, 1955

The Tunnel Under the World,” Frederik Pohl, 1955 – Jingles intrude everywhere, saturating a community’s homes and dreams.  The denizens of a town assisted by robots eventually realize they are living advertisements, built in miniature by a media executive after their town was destroyed by a chemical explosion.

Comments: Perhaps compare with “And Now for the News.”  Read in The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus.

Author: Wikipedia: “Frederik George Pohl, Jr. (born November 26, 1919) is an American science fiction writer, editor and fan, with a career spanning over seventy years — from his first published work, “Elegy to a Dead Planet: Luna” (1937), to his most recent novel, All the Lives He Led (2011).”

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