Venus on the Half Shell
Publish date: September 1st 1988
Publisher: Bantam Books
Pages no: 203
Edition language: English
It's important to take this book in context. (Out of context it's just plain silly.) But if you are a Vonnegut fan AND a science fiction buff you will see oodles of tributes and jabs in this tongue-in-cheek satire of modern society/spoof of space opera combo along the lines of Harry Harrison's "Star...
Four stars for originality. Yes, a bit risque, but if you're not too fragile, I think you'll live. Kind of a crazy sci-fi novel about sentient supernovas that behave like animals, the Greek goddess Venus (as you might guess), a Flash Gordon-type hero, and a bunch of disjointed escapades (some of the...
As everyone knows who's come across him in Kurt Vonnegut's books, Kilgore Trout had great ideas, but couldn't write. So, in a way, it's fitting that Philip José Farmer had a great idea - actually to write the Kilgore Trout novel Venus on the Half Shell, which is referred to in God Bless You, Mr Rose...