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The Tin Angel

2.67  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Start with medical transplants, add a dash of cybernetic engineering, and a talking dog can be commonplace. But Bowser was not commonplace--he was the top-rated star of 1999's television--comedian, commentator, actor, and temperamental headache of the media masters. But he was still a dog--man's best friend to the vast gaping audience of watchers, and a cur, mutt, and son ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published November 20th 1973 by Daw Books (NY) (first published 1973)
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Aug 29, 2009 Brenna rated it it was ok
Before the era of Computer Generated Imagery, in order to visualize a singing, tap-dancing entertaining dog, one would almost have to imagine a cybernetic animal. That is exactly what Ron Goulart does in his 1970s novella, The Tin Angel.

The title does not, interestingly enough, refer to the mechanically-enhanced canine Bowser, but to the iconic United States Transition Service Wagon of the day (a "futuristic" 1999) which carted deceased heads of state off to their final resting place. In the non
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Aug 31, 2008 Erik Graff rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Goulart fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
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A silly science fiction book purchased at an Oslo, Norway paperback exchange in Mother's Majorstua neighborhood, then traded back in. There wasn't much of a selection...
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Ron Goulart is a cultural historian and novelist. Besides writing extensively about pulp fiction—including the seminal Cheap Thrills: An Informal History of Pulp Magazines (1972)—Goulart has written for the pulps since 1952, when the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction published his first story, a sci-fi parody of letters to the editor. Since then he has written dozens of novels and countles ...more
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