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Father of Lies / Mirror Image

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A novella each by John Brunner and Bruce Duncan.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published October 1968 by Belmont
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Skjam!
Feb 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: John Brunner fans.
Recommended to Skjam! by: John Brunner name on cover.
Belmont Books was a minor publisher of paperback books with a specialty in speculative fiction, which lasted from 1960 to 1971. Apparently in an effort to mimic the success of Ace Doubles, they produced a series of “Belmont Doubles” that tucked two novellas into one book, but without the reversed printing that made Ace’s books distinctive. This particular volume was printed in 1968. While the two stories have little in common, the cover blurb does a good job of linking them.

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tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE
Oct 17, 2013 rated it liked it
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by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - October 14, 2013

This is the 17th bk I've read by Brunner unless you count Ace Doubles as 2 bks in wch case it's the 19th. The cover proclaims: "Two complete science fiction novels" but, no, they're both novellas. Nonetheless, they both have reasonably well developed plots so I'll let the novel/la distinction slide.

I've long since concluded that Brunner, even at his most genre generic
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John Brunner was born in Preston Crowmarsh, near Wallingford in Oxfordshire, and went to school at St Andrew's Prep School, Pangbourne, then to Cheltenham College. He wrote his first novel, Galactic Storm, at 17, and published it under the pen-name Gill Hunt, but he did not start writing full-time until 1958. He served as an officer in the Royal Air Force from 1953 to 1955, and married Marjorie ...more