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Hard Sell

3.34 of 5 stars 3.34  ·  rating details  ·  551 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Mr. Fisk Centers has it made: a personal fortune of three million dollars enables him, at the tender ages of 50, to take an early retirement and enjoy all the comforts 21st-century Earth has to offer. Then he gets a call from Mars Ltd. offering him a real-estate deal that sounds too good to be true. It is. Now penniless and unemployed, Centers will do anything to make a bu...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published May 1st 1993 by Ace (first published 1982)
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Timothy Hinkle
Though presented as a novel, this is really an anthology of six short stories focused on the adventures of Fisk Centers and his adopted daughter Yola:

Chapter 1: "Hard Sell" - 3.5 stars
Chapter 2: "Black Baby" - 3.5 stars
Chapter 3: "Hurdle" - 4 stars
Chapter 4: "Death" - 4 stars
Chapter 5: "Life" - 4 stars
Chapter 6: "Libel" - 2 stars

These story titles are not used in the book, but the titles of the four previously published stories are on the copyright page. Anthony mentions the titles of the other...more
Drax Goodall
This was my first Peirs Anthony book I read and I have to admit it turned me off if him for a while. He is a better writer then this book leads one to believe.
This is a string of short stories that are linked together. Unlike, Anthology, I liked it.
Michael Nalbone
Cynical, outrageous, and light read.
Learning about the inside world of pharmaceutical sales was interesting for about the first 30 pages! I patiently waited for something to happen, but it never did, just another 189 pages of very detailed information about one person's experience as a drug rep. Just not what I expected and I'm hoping the movie is better.
Dale Rosso
Interesting story by Anthony.
Dec 05, 2008 Julie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: sci-fi fans
Recommended to Julie by: had read other Anthony books
I believe I read this in high school; I think they had it in the school library. I don't remember much about it.
Barry Tikkanen
Good pulp sci-fi in the flavor of that found in the old radio dramas. A fun read.
Sean Randall
oh, it's shallow and pieced together and utterly silly. but I enjoyed it.
Very funny book, really enjoyed this one.
I love this book.
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Though he spent the first four years of his life in England, Piers never returned to live in his country of birth after moving to Spain and immigrated to America at age six. After graduating with a B.A. from Goddard College, he married one of his fellow students and and spent fifteen years in an assortment of professions before he began writing fiction full-time.

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