The Cyborg and the Sorcerers
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The Cyborg and the Sorcerers (War Surplus #1)

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The cyborg code-named "Slant" was sent out as an Independent Reconnaissance Unit during an interstellar war between Earth and its colonies. The fighting ended three hundred years ago, but Slant's computer does not admit this -- he is compelled to carry on as if the war were still raging.

Then he comes across a planet where his sensors register "gravitational anomalies." Th...more
Mass Market Paperback, 248 pages
Published May 12th 1982 by Del Rey (first published 1982)
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Feb 13, 2011 Peter rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: science fiction fans
Lawrence Watt-Evans is the best light fantasy writer of the past twenty years. He's put out some serious, massive fantasy tomes lately, too - as if P.G. Wodehouse were forced to write Wagnerian operas. Not that his serious stuff is bad, mind you! It's just not as good as his light fantasy.

But once in a while he steps out of the fantasy field altogether, and the results are usually impressive. The Cyborg and the Sorcerers is a relatively early science fiction novel from Watt-Evans; I think it mig...more
Kevin Driskill
Excellent book of tech meets fantasy. I like that the two different perspectives render different interpretations. How true it is today from superstition to religious belief or hard science skepticism. Thought provoking and just a blast to read.
A bit dated (though not bad for a 28-year-old SF novel) and slight, but definitely fun.
Probably my favorite book by him.
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