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The Zen Gun
The Zen Gun
Author: Barrington J. Bayley
ISBN-13: 9780879978518
ISBN-10: 0879978511
Publication Date: 8/2/1983
Pages: 159
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Publisher: DAW
Book Type: Paperback
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Excellent copy

A novel about...the absolutely ultimate weapon that can ever exist...the sub-human who found it and tried to use it...the beasts who manned humanity's last star fleet...the colonial girl who defied the galactic empire...
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If you check science fiction book review sites on the Internet you are likely to see Barrington J. Bayley listed as an unjustly overlooked master of the genre. He is often linked to the "new wave" movement of the 1960s, but this is largely inaccurate. His career was more in the 1970s and 1980s (and continues to this day). Like the "new wave" writers he was interested in ideas, and Bayley had LOTS of ideas. But he was very different from the "new wave" writers regarding readability. This book is stuffed full of interesting and unique ideas, concepts, situations. But it is still written in an easy to read style. Action which kept me interested and truly amusing comedy.