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In terms of those four functions , what do we expect to find when we open a
science fiction novel ? Entertainment , of course , and I think that most good ones
also edify . How well a book does either is ferociously a matter of taste . It might
αίυ DOUBLE STAR this plot doesn ' t really have to be rendered as science fiction
. Allen Drury , for instance , could take the same story line , translate it to present -
day Washington ( with a few exotic countries thrown in for spice ) and come up ...
Aldiss , Brian W . Billion Year Spree : The True History of Science Fiction .
London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson , 1973 ; paper ed . , New York : Schocken Books
, 1974 . Amis , Kingsley , New Maps of Hell : A Survey of Science Fiction . New
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - baswood - LibraryThing
This 1956 Hugo award winning novel is included in the science fiction masterwork series and either has not aged well or was a lack lustre rip-off from the start. It takes as a basis for its story the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Stevil2001 - LibraryThing
I was surprised how much I liked this book. It's a relatively simple and predictable plot: Lorenzo Smythe is an actor hired to impersonate a politician at a key political moment. Only thing is, the ... Read full review