"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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Altogether an overpowering figure. When we first sat down with each other, he
had taken his time sizing me up, then introduced himself, and I did likewise. He
said he'd heard about me. I said I'd heard about him. His manner was all charm
When she spoke, her voice possessed the same persona quality I had heard
Adam use in much smaller doses. The skins of her former selves stirred and
rattled upon the walls. Her fangs were suddenly apparent. Her tongue darted,
and I drew ...
Then, "I have never heard that rendered into English before," she said. "What do
you mean?" "It is a famous Eighth Millennium, Pan-Galactic Era love poem," she
told me, "applicable to many species. You couldn't have written it." "I thought I did
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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