What seems at first an amusing but random spoof of contemporary extremes gradually develops into a light, engaging story that draws together its many elements in a series of clever, pleasing surprises. Hardcover , pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. This is a surprising book: I suspect he read Stand on Zanzibar not long before writing it, because the style seems very much Michael Kurland under the influence of John Brunner. It's interesting that Kurland is capable of writing like that, which he does well enough, but I find it a bit off-putting, especially at the beginning, when it was hard to tell whether I was going to like the book or not.
It gradually turns into a decent, compet This is a surprising book: It gradually turns into a decent, competent, imaginative, rather oddball book, which I'm quite pleased to have discovered. But it's not a contender for a major award, and the plot and characters don't quite have the charming likeability of some of his other books, so I can't bring myself to give it four stars at this point. For me it is at least a successful book, in its way, and not some dud dug out of his back catalogue, which it might have been.
There is more to Michael Kurland than I realized when I started reading his books. Jun 19, Robert J.
Sullivan rated it it was ok. Peter Lyon is a courier for the vast Griffin Universal Corporation in the 22nd century. He goes to pick up his latest package and finds in gone and two people murdered. He and his boss, Peter Escobaga, a US senator and a black teacher named Saralu Ngaxu, get involved in a conspiracy mixing interstellar travel, odd groups, a drug called bounce and slavery.
I like some of Kurland's books but this one didn't work for me.
It had some of what I enjoy most in his writing, vignettes of bizarre worlds an Peter Lyon is a courier for the vast Griffin Universal Corporation in the 22nd century. It had some of what I enjoy most in his writing, vignettes of bizarre worlds and groups a free love society, a medieval society, another that believes Mu existed , but for a short book, it had too many changes of point of view and tone, starting as almost a hard-boiled detective, shifting to charming silliness with the groups and a pat ending that leaves too much hanging.
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