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The Enormous Hourglass

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Sam Brimmer, temporal detective, and his android time machine solve a case involving kidnap, murder, and the smuggling of modern weaponry back to pre-WWII Nazis.
Mass Market Paperback, first, 154 pages
Published 1976 by Award
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Craig
Oct 29, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of Goulart's less well-known novels, a tale of time travel and Nazi-fighting featuring his one of his ubiquitous wise-cracking robots and his human tough-guy but soft-hearted womanizing side-kick. (Or vice versa.) There are some cultural slurs in this one that make it less well-aged than the majority of his work, but it's still a standard Goulart funny farce. ...more
tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE
Feb 21, 2010 rated it liked it
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Yes, whenever I want to read something to kill time while I wait for something else to happen (in this instance for movies of mine to very, VERY slowly upload to YouTube), it's a not-particularly-guilty pleasure to turn to Goulart - & I still haven't exhausted his selections yet. Once again, we have the futuristic mutations of 1930s pulp detectives & the usual host of stereotype parody characters - many of wch I really wdn't miss if they were to go away - the faux-gay crime-lord nazi for example ...more
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Brook
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
I was given a free review copy of this audio book, at my request, and am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.

Wow, this book has not aged well. If you are offended by the F word, in reference to LGBTQ persons, or people being refereed to as "the black woman" or "the Chinese man" instead of names or job/position, etc. Then you will not enjoy this book.

This book is about a time detective from the future, who is searching for a missing woman who was last seen in the past. In terms of a time tr
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Ron Goulart is a cultural historian and novelist. Besides writing extensively about pulp fiction—including the seminal Cheap Thrills: An Informal History of Pulp Magazines (1972)—Goulart has written for the pulps since 1952, when the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction published his first story, a sci-fi parody of letters to the editor. Since then he has written dozens of novels and countless sh ...more

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