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The Mind Master

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  26 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Variant title of "The Dreamers"
Mass Market Paperback, 174 pages
Published January 1st 1982 by Pocket Timescape (first published December 1st 1980)
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Feb 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
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James Gunn's The Mind Master
by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - February 15, 2015

There's definitely variety in Gunn's themes: This Fortress World ( ) is different from Station in Space is different from The Listeners ( ) is different from The Magicians ( ).

However, The Mind Master is similar in some respects to The Joy Makers & also to Kampus ( http://www.goodreads.
Jan 11, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Imagine if chemical memory were real - either stored in the RNA or in a protein coating overtop such molecules. When you wanted to learn a new skill, you'd just pop a memory pill copied from the chemical memory of an expert in that field.

A cynic might forecast that poppers would prefer memories obtained from dreams rather than memories from scientists, craftspeople, and artisans. This would lead to a dysfunctional society similar to those ravaged by drugs.

But the author admits in his preface t
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It took me a while to read this book. It took me a while to even WANT to read this book. The writing is a little peculiar and hard to follow at first. But it kind of reads the way a movie plays. There are many conversations happening at once, but it is a very interesting read. I say keep it on the night stand and on when you just need to focus on anything but what is going on in your own life, give this book a try.
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American science fiction author, editor, scholar, and anthologist. His work from the 1960s and 70s is considered his most significant fiction, and his Road to Science Fiction collections are considered his most important scholarly books. He won a Hugo Award for a non-fiction book in 1983 for Isaac Asimov: The Foundations of Science Fiction. He was named the 2007 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master ...more

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