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Synthajoy

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  26 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Science Fiction: Virtual Reality. "Would you like to experience first-hand the emotions of a great artist, the sublime peace of a saint, the happiness of a child at Christmas? Try Sensitape. Or perhaps you had something more passionate in mind. Don't be shy. Ask for Sexitape. And for the true connoisseur, we have the ultimate human experience: a distinguished blend of ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published September 1st 1979 by Berkley (first published April 1968)
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Vicki Cline
Jul 25, 2013 Vicki Cline rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
This is an unusual sci-fi book because it doesn't have any space ships or civilizations on other planets. It takes place in the near future (from the perspective of 1968, when it was published), which could almost be our present. A brilliant psychologist and an equally brilliant engineer have discovered a way to tape people's mental states, which can be played back by anyone. You might want to experience how a conductor feels leading a Beethoven symphony, or how a really responsive woman feels ...more
Nawfal
This is a perfect book for people who like psychological-study, first-person, near-future stories. It is a "science fiction" novel only because the technology in the novel does not exist yet. The technology, however is not stereotypical stuff like ray guns and transporters. So, even that reduces the "sf" in this novel. And the writing style and storyline are definitely for the advanced reader... not for the juvenile or rookie.

It was a difficult novel for me to read because the focus is on human-
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Richard
Jul 13, 2013 Richard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A rare SF novel from the late-60's that's not dated, about the synthesizing of feelings and its effects. Intelligently, non-chronologically told. Impressive.
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