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Centauri Device (S.F.Masterworks) - M. John Harrison
Centauri Device (S.F.Masterworks)
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John Truck was to outward appearances just another lowlife spaceship captain. But he was also the last of the Centaurans ' or at least, half of him was ' which meant that he was the only person who could operate the Centauri Device, a sentient bomb which might hold the key to settling a vicious... show more
John Truck was to outward appearances just another lowlife spaceship captain. But he was also the last of the Centaurans ' or at least, half of him was ' which meant that he was the only person who could operate the Centauri Device, a sentient bomb which might hold the key to settling a vicious space war. M. John Harrison's classic novel turns the conventions of space opera on their head, and is written with the precision and brilliance for which is famed.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781857989977 (185798997X)
ASIN: 185798997X
Publisher: Orion Paperbacks
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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FriedEgg
FriedEgg rated it
On the face of it, this is a science fiction novel about the legacy of an alien device discovered after they had been wiped out by the forces of earth.Underlying that is a story of a man caught up in a whirlwind of conflicting ideologies and grasps for power.I found the writing style quite disengagi...
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