"Brisk, fast, memorable, a rare improvisational duet from two of our best". -- Greg Bear, from the Introduction
The Black Place of the Soul-Changer was doing business in Rome six centuries before Christ. It will probably be there on the last day of the cosmos. This is the Psychoshop, where you can dump any unwanted aspect of your spirit as long as you exchange it for something else -- arcane knowledge, a change of luck, or a sixth sense. Just remember: All sales are final.
Half finished upon Bester's death, and completed by Zelazny, Psychoshop envisions a commercial establishment that attracts customers from Edgar Allan Poe to a sorcerer intent on fabricating the Beast of Revelations. Brimming with wit and imagination, scandalously sexy and fabulously strange, Psychoshop is science fiction as you've never read it before.
"Alfred Bester was one of a handful of writers who invented modern science fiction". -- Harry Harrison, author of Adventures of the Stainless Steel Rat
"Let there be light, and let there always be Roger Zelazny". -- Philip Jose Farmer, author of To Your Scattered Bodies Go
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Adam's jet eyes widened. "Now that's a new one on me. Are you sure it's a
language?" "No, but it does sound like words in sentences." "Most interesting,
Gaffy. Permit me to listen." Without waiting for approval, Adam bent and put an
ear to the ...
I remembered him from the shop, back when Adam was in the Hellhole with Mr.
Tigab. At first the man looked as if he were going to speak, but after studying me
again — neat beard and mustache, engaging smile, and all — he seemed to ...
I looked immediately to Adam, but he was in no condition to speak, to nod, or to
shake his head. He gestured for us to approach, and when we did he growled, "
Send him in." "Adam," I said, "if you had the android body could you do the ...
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Life is just too short. Let's be completely honest: we all pick up books for various reasons. A recommendation from a trusted friend. It was up front in the airport bookshop. Written by a favorite ... Read full review
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What do you get when you mix a half-finished Alfred Bester novel with the work of Roger Zelazny? In this case, you get something that is almost Philip K. Dick. Almost, but not quite. After Bester’s ... Read full review