Alicia 11.

By: Thurston, Robert

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SF novel.

''US writer who published his first story, ''Stop Me before I Tell More'', in Orbit 9 (anth 1971), and who was for some years known only for his short work. This is notable more for its examination of individual humans caught in social or sexual extremis than for any specific extrapolative bent, so that moments of genuine insight or threat tend to be lost in weak plotting. His first novel, ALICIA11I (1978), exemplifies this problem, introducing an interesting existential problem (the brain of an old man is implanted into the body of a young ''retread'' and the new amalgam must come to terms with the kind of society which legitimizes this obscene method of attaining longevity for a few) but foundering in the telling, which confusedly leads the protagonist into improbable pulp-magazine adventures (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).

Title: Alicia 11.

Author Name: Thurston, Robert

Categories: Other,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Berkley: NY.: 1978.

ISBN Number: 0399122192

ISBN Number 13: 9780399122194

Binding: Hardcover.

Book Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Seller ID: 01532