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The Magnificent Wilf

3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  174 Ratings  ·  9 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 Wilf. And you know what that means....
Paperback, 292 pages
Published April 1st 1996 by Baen Books (first published 1995)
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Steve Isaak
Dec 29, 2014 Steve Isaak rated it really liked it
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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Greg
Mar 25, 2011 Greg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent. Just fun science fiction.
Adam White
Jan 31, 2017 Adam White rated it really liked it
Light, fluffy and fun read. I agree with another reviewer here who said it felt like a collection of short stories with the same characters - rather than a novel. But that said, did giggle a lot, and knocked it off in a afternoon. So if you like enjoyable non taxing, light brain fluff, this is worth the few hours you will need to read it.
Jessica
Jun 05, 2011 Jessica rated it really liked it
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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.
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.
Devi
May 07, 2012 Devi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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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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