"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
Results 1-3 of 17
Then a hair-covered head and face I had not recognized as such were raised
from the floor. A few final drops were poured from the bottle into the sphincter-like
mouth which dilated open. There followed a small belch, then the arm was drawn
"Oh. Of course. Makes eminent good sense. You and Adam are from different
points in time, aren't you?" I asked. She gave the longest hiss I had ever heard
her utter and sat bolt upright. Her eyes flashed and her hair swam about her head
I still have my hopes and the ability maybe to realize 'em. Yes, I would want some
small fortune." She looked down at herself, raised a patched outer garment, and
let it fall. She ran one hand through her hair and shook her head. I realized then ...
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - publiusdb - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - figre - LibraryThing
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