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I like my sparkle in a glow stick.” A man driven mad by a ringing in his ears discovers it’s an alien signal. TEXTS: McCrumb, Bimbos of the Death Sun; Heinlein, Starship Troopers; Haldeman, The Forever War; Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness; Pohl, The Space Merchants; Scarborough, The Healer's War; Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?; Sterling, Islands in the Net. Many science fiction writers think that their main character has to be a scientific super-person.

Pages: 464

Publisher: Gerald Hall; 1 edition (March 20, 2011)

ISBN: B004T3A02C

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