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Songs from the Stars

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Centuries after the big smash, the successor civilization of Aquaria more or less flourishes on the west coast of what was once the United States, a society built on White Science, following the "law of muscle, sun, wind and water." Only the sorcerers of Space Systems, Inc., dare traffic in the "Black Sciences" of atomic, petroleum and physics which destroyed the old golde

Paperback, 6 pages
Published December 1st 1985 by Bantam Books (first published 1980)
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Set in the post-apocalyptic society of Jefferson, this is the story of Sunshine Sue and Clear-Blue Lou, two protagonists. It's a kind of metaphor for our times, like all scifi, but it also boasts an unbelievable ending (in more ways than one) and some unforgettable characters. Spacers vs. Hippies - who could ask for more?
I first read this on original publication. It speaks well for the book that reading again, 34 years later, and it is still a good book.
Good book. Some of the later scenes, with the songs from the stars is a bit tedious, but the story as a whole was very enjoyable. The world and culture Spinrad crafted was intriguing and charming, if not startlingly original.

Definitely recommend to any sci-fi or Spinrad fans.
Es una Utopia/Distopia, los personajes son muy bien manejados, aunque en la parte final el brujo se torna acartonado, casi como el "cliche" de cualquier inquisidor de la edad media.
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A little heavy on the Karma, but a very good story anyway.
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Born in New York in 1940, Norman Spinrad has been an acclaimed SF writer.

Norman Spinrad, born in New York City, is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science. In 1957 he entered City College of New York and graduated in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science degree as a pre-law major. In 1966 he moved to San Francisco, then to Los Angeles, and now lives in Paris. He married fellow novelist N. Lee Woo
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