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Andromeda Gun

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  17 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
G-7, emissary of an alien race of energy-beings, is sent to earth to explore for energy sources his race needs.

But when 6.7 takes over the body of Johnny McCloud something happens — instead of exercising total control, G-7 is changed, involved in McCloud's personality and emotions. And Johnny McCloud, the amoral gunfighter, is changed too. ANDROMEDA GUN is the story of a s
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Paperback, 185 pages
Published July 1st 1978 by Berkley (first published 1974)
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Mahendra Singh
Sep 18, 2016 Mahendra Singh rated it really liked it
Reading is difficult for me because my eyes have become quite weak, so when I pick up a novel, it's a genuine leap of faith. Andromeda Gun was, on the whole, worthy of my meager store of faith, a classic '60s Western with well-handled SF underpinnings. An outlaw's brain is hijacked by a roaming alien missionary who acts as a neurologically supercharged "good angel". Cupidity is diverted into civic duty, lust is transformed into familial urges, etc. For some reason, fried chicken seemed a major a ...more
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Aug 29, 2012 Jen rated it liked it
Cowboys and aliens! A weird, yet weirdly entertaining, little novel.
John
Mar 10, 2011 John rated it really liked it
Cover author John Boyd. Grade B.
Bob Rust
Jun 29, 2016 Bob Rust rated it it was amazing
Andromeda Gun (1974) a perfunctory comic novel involving a parasitic Alien in the Old West (incognito aliens were a favourite with Boyd).
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Apr 20, 2011 Brian rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
Fun, short, light sci-fi. With Mormon, stake presidents, polygamists, gun fighters, aliens, angels.
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John Boyd was the primary pen-name of Boyd Bradfield Upchurch, an American science fiction author.
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