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"Ferocious and funny, street smart and heartfelt."
William Gibson


Publisher's Weekly
Spinrad mined media hype and manipulation to fine effect in his early novel, Bug Jack Barron. Now 18 years later, he has another go with this near future story of the conglomerate MUZIK's desire to substitute APs (artificial personalities) for its troublesome rock stars. Voxbox artist Sally Genaro and graphics whiz Bobby Rubin create a sensation called Red Jack, thanks to prodding from Glorianna O'Toole, ''The Crazy Old Lady of Rock and Roll'' and to the stimulation of the zap, a small electric device that mimics the effects of hallucinogens. What they don't anticipate is the co-opting of Jack's rebel stance by the Reality Liberation Front, an anarchist computer commune churning out programs to bilk money machines, fix tax records, etc. As with much of Spinrad's work, the strong initial impact is vitiated by the excessive length, repetition and crudeness of the novel as a whole. (July)

Library Journal
An over-the-hill rock star, a Puerto Rican street kid, and two children of the electronic age discover strength in numbers when they take on the power of Musik, Inc., in a war of nerves, passion, and rock 'n' roll. Spinrad ( Child of Wonder ) uses the violent, sexually explicit language of new wave sf to communicate an ultimately touching message of courage and humanity that breaks through the high-tech glitter of his medium. Recommended. JC

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Hardback Editions

June 1987 : Hardback
Title: Little Heroes
Author(s): Norman Spinrad
ISBN: 0553052071 / 9780553052077 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group (Trd)
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Paperback Editions

June 2013 : Paperback
Title: Little Heroes
Author(s): Norman Spinrad
ISBN: 1490399429 / 9781490399423
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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1994 : Perfect Paperback
Title: Little Heroes
Author(s): Norman Spinrad
ISBN: 3404241614 / 9783404241613
Publisher: Bastei Lbbe
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July 1988 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: Little Heroes
Author(s): Norman Spinrad
ISBN: 0553270338 / 9780553270334 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
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August 1989 : Paperback
Title: Little Heroes
Author(s): Norman Spinrad
ISBN: 0586203621 / 9780586203620 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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Kindle Editions

December 2012 : Kindle edition
Title: Little Heroes
Author(s): Norman Spinrad
ISBN: B00AJ1ZV4K
Publisher: Gateway
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