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The Song Of Phaid The Gambler (The Song of Phaid the Gambler #1-2)

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Published October 1st 1981 by New English Library Ltd
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Magdelanye
What a great if bumpy ride!
This book.which I found in the hostel in Seville by an author unknown to me, belongs way up on the lists of post apocolyptic fiction.It's obscurity puzzles me.or perhaps it's me that's obscure but I totally missed this one and wonder why.
It will not do for me to summerize the plot.
Just get your hands on it.Read it and laugh through your fear.
Senan Gil Senan
Nov 04, 2014 Senan Gil Senan rated it it was amazing
For me , one of the greatest science fiction books ever. It is a true ripping yarn which begins like a future world 'road movie', but as the hero travels ever closer to his destination, a whole world system has been constructed in your imagination. What I love about this book is the background disorder and desolation which is held together by an infrastucture of technology which no-one has the faintest idea how to construct. that is except a few engineers who can maintain it who are as secretive ...more
Paul Darcy
Jan 09, 2012 Paul Darcy rated it it was ok
Shelves: science-fiction
by Mick Farren, published in 1981.

Wow, this was a book which totally slipped under my radar back in the early eighties when I was crazy on Science Fiction - even more than I am today.

An unusual novel by a British author I just discovered this year when I saw an intriguing cover art in a used bookstore. I was compelled to pick it up and so I did.

It is sort of a post apocalypse novel, but no “real” apocalypse has taken place. Rather than any one catastrophic event, the world has simply progressed
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Farren was the singer with the proto-punk English band The Deviants between 1967 and 1969, releasing three albums. In 1970 he released the solo album Mona – The Carnivorous Circus which also featured Steve Peregrin Took, John Gustafson and Paul Buckmaster, before leaving the music business to concentrate on his writing.

In the mid-1970s, he briefly returned to music releasing the EP Screwed Up, alb
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