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3.37  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Marvin Martin is angry. Night after night, he strips the guests that appear on his talk show of their pitiful pretensions, their commonplace hypocrisies, but how long has it been since he uncovered a genuine revelation?

Hurwitz is scared. He selects Martin’s victims, and he made a bad mistake when he chose Doris Jensen; she turned out to be from a competitive network and ru
Paperback, 3, 180 pages
Published April 15th 2020 by Anti-Oedipus Press (first published 1972)
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Nate D
Here's another crazy 70s Malzberg novel -- paranoia, unreliable and/or horrible narrators, bad sex, the destructive mechanization of the space program, psychological disintegration, all the thinfgs for which Malzberg is memorable. This time arranged as a series of diary entries, letters, and transcripts spiraling around a vicious talk show, designed to bring America into confrontations with hard truths about itself, but really no more than whatever sensationalist vitriol the disillusioned host i ...more
Donald Armfield
Jun 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, science-fiction
A Sci-fi paranoia that picks its victims and bashes their persona for a television rating system. A “space program” with unanswered questions and an astronaut that has secrets. Malzberg is a science fiction refresher.
David Agranoff
This is an interesting Malzberg novel and it is the middle book in an unofficial trilogy that he wrote that was intensely critical of the modern (at the time) space program. This series of books started with his attempt to write a mainstream Science Fiction novel with Falling Astronauts and went gonzo in the end with Beyond Apollo.

On the surface, it seems that the focus of this novel is not the space program but a TV show that gives the book the title. Revelations is a Jerry Springer like show y
Joachim Boaz
Apr 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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"Revelations (1972) is the second in a thematically linked group of Malzberg’s novels — published in-between its siblings, The Falling Astronauts (1971) and Beyond Apollo (1972) (from now on BA). Each deals with insane astronauts, and in Malzberg’s own words, “sexual dysfunction as representing the necessary loss of energy of the machine age,” and each contains a character desperately attempting to speak out. But, as with most of Malzberg’s no
David Agranoff
I have never reviewed a book twice in twelve months before but Last July when I picked up the second edition of this book to read it I had no idea that Homey of our podcast D.Harlan Wilson was planning a new re-issue of it through his amazing imprint Anti-Oedipus press. I had wanted to read the book because Malzberg talked about this book often in the interview we did with him for the Dickheads podcast (link below)

I am glad this book got re-issued giving me cause to give it another look inside.
Feb 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first experience of Malzberg. He's quite a talented writer.

My edition of this book is No. 26 in the Equinox/Avon SF Rediscovery Series. But there's nothing overtly "science fictional" about this book. It's about a TV show: a brutal interview show where the host sadistically abuses his subjects and exposes their secrets and weaknesses. In a sense, then, the book is about technology gone wrong, which is a major SF theme. So don't pick up this book expecting space opera. Instead, be pr
May 11, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Roughly 20 years before Jerry Springer and his imitators, Barry Malzberg wrote this novel about Marvin Martin, the obnoxious, tenacious talk show host who confronts his guests with their most private indiscretions, crimes and perversions. Martin insists it's done in the name of truth and honesty, but he really just seems to like to humiliate and abuse people on the air. Throw in a deranged astronaut who claims the Apollo program was a government conspiracy, and one would think you'd get a cracke ...more
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