"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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"Didn't like my offer." "Which was?" "The vision of any famous artist in exchange."
"Oy. Wrong offer, Adam." "How so?" "Look, I've been dealing with artists and
photographers all my professional life and I know that the one PSYCHOSHOP 35
Go with Svengali and let him do his thing, but I'm warning you: once you've seen
his psych- shop, the artist in you won't want to leave." Adam ushered Van Ryn
through the paneled door into the Hellhole, closing it behind them. Glory picked
I was going to ask which of us was boa constricting the other when the
psychbroker and the artist came out of the Hellhole, Katz-Van Ryn pleading, "Just
a little more time, please. Just a little longer. The visions in there are — " "Enough
to kick ...
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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