To Sail Beyond the Sunset

To Sail Beyond the Sunset : The Lives and Loves of Maureen Johnson

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AN EPIC S.F. NOVEL BY THE MASTER OF THE FIELD AND THE AUTHOR OF "STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND". THE NOVEL IS MAINLY IN THE FORM OF AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL FLASHBACK FROM A TOUGH SPACE GOING LADY WHO FINDS HERSELF NAKED IN A CYBERNETIC HOTEL ROOM WITH A STIFF AND A TELEPATHIC CAT THAT CAN WALK THROUGH WALLS. SHE TURNS OUT TO HAVE BEEN BORN BACK IN THE 1890S AND TO HAVE BEEN BROUGHT UP UNDER THE AUSPICIES OF THE HOWARD LEAGUE (A RESEARCH INSTITUTE INTERESTED IN LONGEVITY). THE GIRL IS A RADICAL OF THE CONSERVATIVE VARIETY AND A FREE THINKER WHO LEARNS MUCH ABOUT LIFE FROM HER WISE OLD DADDY, A DOCTOR WITH A GOOD LINE IN HOME-SPUN THEORISING. SHE WORKS OUT HER OWN VALUES AND RE-WRITES THE 10 COMMANDMENTS IN A WICKEDLY RELEVANT FASHION. ALL SHE LEARNS ABOUT SEX IN ALL ITS VARIETIES. SHE IS PAID BY THE HOWARD LEAGUE FOR EVERY BABY. EVEN AT 600 YEARS-OLD SHE IS A TOUGH AND FEISTY OLD BROAD WITH THE BODY OF A 35-YEAR-OLD (SHE HAS BEEN REJUVENATED A FEW TIMES). THERE>>>2 15/2/88-AS OM EDITION: A: 75000 @ $3.50 OR $3.99: 464PP: UC=24P: MAX. IS NOT A LOT OF NARRATIVE BUT THERE IS A HUGE AMOUNT OF WISE AND ENTERTAINING OBSERVATION. 7/9/87-OFFSET MJ(COVER ARTWORK SAME AS WELL): 464PP: A: 12000 @ $3.5 0(OM)& 70000 @ $3.50(UK): 30P: MAXshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 445 pages
  • 110 x 174 x 36mm | 258.55g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747400814
  • 9780747400813

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