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A science-fiction writer documents the bizarre experiences of his industrial spy college roommate, which involve a twice-stolen time-travel machine, a prostitute who deals telepathy drugs, and clown suit-wearing scientists who pilot a flying saucer. By the author of The Sky So Big and Black. 12,500 first printing.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 106 x 171 x 21mm
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765342235
  • 9780765342232
  • 1,169,207

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"A master of the genre." --Arthur C. Clarke on John Barnes

"Welcome this writer to the front ranks of contemporary science fiction." --The New York Times on The Sky So Big and Black

"John Barnes knows how to make readers care.... Barnes combines philosophical speculation, high-speed action, and character development in a way that is the hallmark of a master." --Los Angeles Reader on The Sky So Big and Black
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About John Barnes

John Barnes is the award-winning author of Orbital Romance, A Million Open Doors, Mother of Storms, Earth Made of Glass, The Merchants of Souls, Candle, and many other novels. With Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, he wrote the novels Encounter with Tiber and The Return. He lives in Colorado.
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Rating details

84 ratings
3.46 out of 5 stars
5 15% (13)
4 35% (29)
3 36% (30)
2 10% (8)
1 5% (4)
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