"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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"It's like taking a number. Appointments get shuffled by the attractor for me,
perfectly. The past and the future keep changing as much as the present, partly
from things we do. And sometimes a person starts to wish and changes her mind
— or ...
is the end result: They wish and they're here. And we service them. Prompt.
Efficient." Glory hissed and passed me the bottle. "What about manuscripts found
in miniatures?" I asked. "How do they wish something like this to you?" "It would
Morgan shook her head. "It's all taken care of? The bad luck?" "All. Wendy
Western and Panda Bok are going to win Emmy awards." "I can't believe it." "Your
brother's promise. Wish back and find out." "I — What do I have to pay? I — " "
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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