"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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I did so, and she deposited a tiny seed on the palm of my hand. "Don't lose it,"
she said. So I closed my hand and held it. Then, taking my arm, "This way." We
took only a few paces along a rocky trail which had suddenly appeared beneath
Then I was rising as he was bending forward — in slow motion, it seemed — and
my left hand rose and fell, striking him across the back of his neck, my weight
sinking again with the strike. Pivoting leftward as he fell, to where the man I had ...
I bounded forward, leaped so as to strike the right-hand wall feet-first, continued
on to the ceiling to arrive upside down above the Dominoid, one hand taking hold
of it beneath the chin, the other upon the top of its head. I tried snapping its neck ...
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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