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The Unicorn Girl

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  46 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Greenwich Village was a model of decorum compared to what went down when the BLIP hit the cosmic fa - and scattered all time, space and sanity to the fourteen dimensions.

Mike and Chester - fearless hippy explorers of a thousand incredible worlds - find that even their legency powers are dwarfed by...

- The most beautiful girl in the universe.
- The fire snorting dragonettes.
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Paperback, 172 pages
Published December 12th 2002 by Brownstone Books (first published November 1st 1969)
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Jonathan Palfrey
Feb 10, 2015 Jonathan Palfrey rated it really liked it
This rather delightful book was first published in 1969, and you can tell.

It stars the author, his friends, and others, and one of its various parts is set in the world of Lord Darcy: a fictional world created by Randall Garrett, another friend of Kurland's.

It's technically science fiction although it feels more like fantasy, and consists of a madcap adventure story in which the characters (who have their own touches of eccentricity) are pulled from one world to another by something outside thei
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Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all)
This book was a lot funnier when I was fourteen. I admit that. It was also funnier the first time I read it (as compared to when I already knew what was coming). I admit that, too. But hey, having read it for the first time in about 1976, it's amazing how much of the dialogue and storyline remained easily accessible in my memory nearly 40 years later--obviously it made an impression.

The plot is sketchy, but then so is the "save the world" plot of any action film, from Godzilla to Bond to the lat
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David "Thorne" Luckhardt
60's F&SF Psychedelia at its best, this book is (sorta) a part of a (sorta) trilogy. "The Butterfly Kid" by Chester Anderson starts the fun, "The Unicorn Girl" comes next, and "The Probability Pad" by T. A. Waters finishes it.

Anderson's book in particular is a brilliant romp, with the long Victorian sentence game being outrageously funny. Unfortunately prices are steep for Anderson's and Water's books.
Qing
Jan 14, 2011 Qing rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Sequel to The Butterfly Kid.^^^^Not as good as The Butterfly Kid, felt like he tried too hard to get Chester into character... and tried too hard overall, but really did like the concept."
Natalie Jenks
Jan 16, 2010 Natalie Jenks rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
i did the unthinkable: i judged a book by its cover (not the cover shown here). i was in a little used book shop that no longer exists and i was just browsing the science fiction section when i stumbled upon this little gem. read a few pages and decided to get it. what a surprise! it was so funny and ridiculous, i couldn't help but love it.
Xenophon Hendrix
Jul 03, 2013 Xenophon Hendrix rated it really liked it
I've at least heard of most classic fantasies, but this one was new to me until shortly before I began reading it. It's an artifact from the 1960s and has a slightly deranged vibe but not enough to be annoying. The tale is fast moving and often humorous. The writing is clean and clever.
Nicole
Jul 31, 2008 Nicole rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
A book written in sequel to Chester Anderson's tale of alien invasion called Butterfly Kid. However it is much better writing.
le-trombone
Aug 24, 2009 le-trombone marked it as to-read
Part of a trio of books, with The Butterfly Kid by Chester Anderson, and The Probability Pad by T A Waters.
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Trippy hippy fantasy.
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BLIP!
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Michael Kurland has written many non-fiction books on a vast array of topics, including How to Solve a Murder, as well as many novels. Twice a finalist for the Edgar Award (once for The Infernal Device) given by the Mystery Writers of America, Kurland is perhaps best known for his novels about Professor Moriarty. He lives in Petaluma, California.
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