"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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She was lighter, more octoroon than quadroon, and the mica flashes of her skin
had become odd glows when she moved, as though reflecting rosy spotlights.
There were streaks of silver in her hair, and the great golden eyes were hypnotic.
Her sinuous body was undulating and her smooth, glowing skin glided against
mine while the flower petals fluttered, tingled, and teased me back into power
and yet another thrust. And this time it was a forever exaltation. Then we stroked ...
"I can see the despairing scene in the tomb where you force my mouth open to
break the skin of your lips with my fangs in a kiss that lingers and lingers till the
audience realizes you are lying dead beside me. Awakening just a few minutes
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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