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His Master's Voice
His Master's Voice
by Stanislaw Lem
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.95

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not is necessarily what you think, 2 Oct. 2010
This review is from: His Master's Voice (Paperback)
What other reviewers forget is that this is a political/philosophical work (in marxist terms there is no difference between the two). Do remember under what circumstances this novel was written. A lot of Eastern European works of fiction were making political points while not publicising that. {In fact, a large part of American SF could be regarded as subversive to an authoritarian mind-set as well!).
So be very careful how you judge this book and in the end, think carefully about what it is saying and make your own mind up.

Icarus (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Icarus (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
by Roger Levy
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

1 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid, 17 Dec. 2008
This review is from: Icarus (GOLLANCZ S.F.) (Paperback)
A dire book about a charismatic evangelist - who is also a paranoid schizophrenic - and how he takes over the world, trashes it, and sets up two colony worlds which he then misrules without anyone noticing. The premises that he works on is that everybody bar his main character is as thick as two short planks and that everybody in business is corrupt and none of them will betray him to his enemies (what?).

The author has a remarkably distorted view of the modern world and understands absolutely nothing about politics, big business or social relationships.

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