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Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe

3.47  ·  Rating Details ·  169 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Based on an idea from George Takei, Written by Robert Asprin.

One man Hosato a professional killer, and fencing master must fight for his own survival and that of his friends and loved ones, when a robot reprograms all robots to kill the human race.
Paperback, 223 pages
Published March 15th 1979 by Playboy paperbacks (first published March 1979)
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Jun 07, 2014 Laura rated it liked it
He llegado al punto en el que los libros a mi alcance en mi propio idioma no bastan. No recuerdo si fue en la revista Ñ, pero sé que algo de verdad tiene la frase "traductor traidor": una obra pierde algo de su ser cuando se la lleva a otros lenguajes. Fue por eso, y por la falta de traducciones al castellano, que he comenzado a leer obras en otros idiomas. Y la primera que elegí fue "Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe", escrito en tándem por Aspirin y Takei y publicado en... 1979.

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Jul 12, 2012 Randy rated it it was amazing
MIRROR FRIEND, MIRROR FOE came out in 1979. At StellarCon in Greensboro, N.C. that year, I met both authors, though I'm not sure they were promoting this one as the first Trek movie hadn't been out long and I never actually saw them together the weekend. Asprin was holding court in a lounge the first time I saw him and every other time he was addressing large audiences, telling Isaac Asimov anecdotes and speaking on his relationship with Gordon Dickson, another guest at the Con, how they were dr ...more
May 24, 2011 Tina rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Star Trek fans
Meh. 2.5/5. The best part about this book was that it was written by George Takei (which was also why I bought it in the first place). Aside from that, there really wasn't anything overly special about this book. The characters were believable but lacked depth. The setting, albeit perfect for the plot, was a little off to me. I mean, I get that it would be cheaper to ore for the minerals that you need to build your products on the planet itself, but shipping robots across the galaxy doesn't seem ...more
Jan 15, 2011 Ben rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
A book based on an idea by George Takei and written by the late, good Robert Asprin. How can this not be great?

The answer is not great. The book actually probably only deserves two stars, since it's more than a little cliche (though how can you go wrong with a Japanese ninja/fencing master?). The futuristic technology feels particularly dated. But in any case, I had fun reading it, so make of that what you will.
May 12, 2011 Bev rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
Decent read. Not the greatest science fiction out there but not bad. Interesting the number of classic Trek actors who have put pen to paper (with or without help) to do SF or Trek (Takei...Shatner...Koenig....).
Scott Nieradka
Jul 01, 2009 Scott Nieradka rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crap-sci-fi
Its written by the guy who played Sulu, and its hard not to imagine the main charecter as a comic book hulked out super-sulu. Which makes one wonder about Takei's mental state, but thats just a distraction from how poor this book is.
May 12, 2012 Peter rated it it was ok
Shelves: science-fiction
Ok read
Samuel Lubell
SF/Action. PB. 223 pages. Fun quick re-read about a secret ninja who is hired as a saboteur and winds up facing an army of killer robots. I first read it when it came out 30 or so years ago.
Jonathan Lee B.
Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe is melted ice cream cake.
Feb 28, 2011 John rated it liked it
Grade C+. GoodReads book record lists co-author George Takei, but doesn't list in shelf author column, nor does this book turn up for him in personal shelf search.
May 17, 2012 Jefferson rated it really liked it
Would make a great movie.
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Robert (Lynn) Asprin was born in 1946. While he wrote some stand alone novels such as Cold Cash War, Tambu and The Bug Wars and also the Duncan and Mallory Illustrated stories, Bob is best known for his series fantasy, such as the Myth Adventures of Aahz and Skeeve, the Phule’s Company novels and the Time Scout novels written with Linda Evans. He also edited the groundbreaking Thieves’ World antho ...more
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