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Under compulsion
Thomas M. Disch
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Under compulsion

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  45 ratings  ·  5 reviews
220 pages
Published by Hart-Davis (first published 1968)
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David (דוד)
Pretty much a collection of seventeen short science fiction stories from a writer of whom I had never heard before. The stories were better than I expected and was worth the time spent in reading them.
Oct 16, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-stories
some excellent stories here - especially the Casablanca one.
Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2020
A brutal collection of early Disch stories--grim, claustrophobic, desperate and despairing, but also brilliantly crafted, beautiful, and shot through with black humor.

My British edition starts with "The Roaches", "Come to Venus Melancholy", and "Linda and Daniel and Spike"--an unrelenting, devastating trifecta. Other knockouts: "Descending", "The Number You Have Reached", and "Moondust, the Smell of Hay, and Dialectical Materialism."

These are haunting masterpieces. I am now haunted and have bee
une série de 17 nouvelles caustiques qui marquent le lecteur de leur vision pessimisme sur la nature humaine d'après DISCH ...more
Aug 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
some cool funny stories. very black sense of humor
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Poet and cynic, Thomas M. Disch brought to the sf of the New Wave a camp sensibility and a sardonicism that too much sf had lacked. His sf novels include Camp Concentration, with its colony of prisoners mutated into super-intelligence by the bacteria that will in due course kill them horribly, and On Wings of Song, in which many of the brightest and best have left their bodies for what may be genu ...more

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