"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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As we passed out of the city she gestured lightly and a sprinkling of stars
occurred in the eastern half of the sky. "They figure in the earliest consciousness
of the race," she commented. "Some anthropologists tell us that the earliest myths
, with ...
I gestured toward the Hellhole. "I've got to find out how it came about, who set it
up. I've got to learn how I could be the two different people I'd pretty much have to
be." "And if you can learn that?" "I'll come back and tell you, and we can figure ...
I am your mama" — he gestured at Adam — "and this one your midwife. These
others assist us." The Dominoid reached out with its right hand and stroked
Cagliostro's cheek. "Mother," he repeated. Then his gaze turned to Adam and he
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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