"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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Stumbling back, I noticed that the thin, pale hand which had taken hold of me had
emerged from a bundle of rags by the front door. "No!" came a harsh voice from
that same level. "You must not the underlying fullness set foot upon." "I'm just ...
I turned her as we emerged from the Hellhole, heading back to the front door. "I'
ve thought of more questions I want to ask him. C'mon." There was nobody there.
Some fog had even crept into the entranceway. And it was too dense now to ...
The backer's so delighted to be the center of attention that he's putting up the
front money." Morgan shook her ... She burst into tears, tried to kiss us all at the
same time, and headed for the front door supported by Glory. "I don't have to wish
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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