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3.41 of 5 stars 3.41  ·  rating details  ·  130 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Earth is contacted by Galactic Civilization and diplomat Tom Parent and his wife Lucy, a linguist, must represent Earth to the galaxy. There's only one tiny catch -- Lucy is, or may be, a Will. And you know what that means....
Paperback, 10 pages
Published April 1st 1996 by Baen Books (first published 1995)
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Steve Isaak
Magnificent is a clever, laugh-out-loud funny lark of a science fiction novel that builds on its episodic, character- and action-thrilling events. While the stakes are life-or-death high for Tom, Lucy, Rex (their dog) and this galaxy's alien races, Dickson maintains a frolicking feel throughout this superb and character-twisty work. This is one of my favorite reads in any genre, perhaps even an all-time favorite read. This is a book worth owning.

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Fredrick Danysh
Tom Parent and his wife are touring the galaxy on a diplomatic mission. The acceptance of Earth by the rest of the galaxy depends on their performance. The fly in the ointment os that Lucy is a Wilf.
This is a fun romp through space as a married couple from earth become ambassadors on an alien planet. My favorite bit involved saving a singing Jell-o mold from being eaten for dessert! Very fun stuff.
Probably should be 3.5 stars. A lite fun read that won't tax the brain. Often seemed more like a collection of stories than a novel.
Sorry Dad, didn't really like this one.
Excellent. Just fun science fiction.
Fun to read.
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Gordon Rupert Dickson was an American science fiction author. He was born in Canada, then moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota as a teenager. He is probably most famous for his Childe Cycle and the Dragon Knight series. He won three Hugo awards and one Nebula award.

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