"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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"Thank you, sir." "Now pay attention. When you go through the front door think
hard of the place you wished yourself here from, and you'll wish back into it.
Same time. Same place. Got it?" "Yes, sir." The half-dollar bill was handed over.
As the ...
"Hss. Thank you." "You've installed a day-night cycle here." "Yes, everything for
verisimilitude," she said. I stretched and sat up. "Shall we go and walk under the
stars? Head back to our grove?" "Hs — Damn!" she said. "Stars. I forgot. Sorry.
"Thanks." After cleaning myself and tossing the damp ones into the hamper, I let
myself out and followed the voices to the living room. "Jerry," I said, "thanks for
being so prompt. This is Glory. She works at — " "Yes, we've met," he responded,
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