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 author. A great cover.
A win, right?
Perhaps for some. For me, time is too precious and life is too short.
Psychoshop was left unfinished by Bester on his death and was finished by Roger Zelazny, another classic science fiction writer. Comparing the work to a jazz duet, Greg Bear says in an introduction that the book is “Brisk, fast, memorable, a rare improvisational duet from two of our best[,]” but to be honest, I just couldn’t get through it. As creative as it is, and it is, I just found it schizophrenic and undefined, a story looking for a conflict to be resolved.
- BOOK BOMB! Peter Grant’s Walls, Wire, Bars & Souls (larrycorreia.wordpress.com)
- Horrible Monday: Evil Jester Digest, Volume 2, edited by Peter Giglio (fantasyliterature.com)
- Thumbing a Ride Down Zelazny’s Highway in “Roadmarks” (jeffsuwak.com)
- Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny (meangoblin.com)
- Things I’m Re-Reading – Alfred Bester’s “The Stars My Destination” (zackattaq.wordpress.com)