"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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Eryx faced me again. "As you must know, his is the biggest bounty ever offered in
the history of the known universe," he said. "I don't really want to share it. I'd like
to know your intentions." "I'd no intention of getting involved in this thing," I told ...
Eryx chuckled. "You put in a lot of work on this one," he said. "Now you tell me
you're not after the action?" "I was more interested in understanding , Adam's
motives." "If you don't know now, I don't think you'll ever know," he told me. "He's
I threw myself flat, and in a moment Lars passed over me like a bullet. The dark
shape gone, I rose again. Eryx approached, arms outstretched, and was almost
upon me. At the last possible instant I teleported eighteen inches to my left,
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