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This is a new release from Event Horizon EBooks, an e book reprint of the original 1980 Berkely printed edition Note that the rating is posted by the publisher. #DOWNLOAD õ Starfall í It has taken the combined genius of Human and Morapn civilization to create Star Fall, the vast interstellar liner with luxurious accommodations for every type of intelligent life in the known galaxy, now booking for her maiden voyage This historic cruise will take her to the legend shrouded center of the universe itself, old Earth, where her arrival will usher in a new era of peace and understandingOr so the brochure said But someone, or something, hadn t read the brochure For hidden on the Star Fall is a box of anti matterJust a small box one that is just large enough to implode Earth Meh The character development was wildly optimistic Too many interesting ideas not explored adequately I prefer seeing one idea stretched to see where it ends up Also, detective and dinosaur hunting stories thrown in Felt like a Calvin Hobbes comic strip Meh The character development was wildly optimistic Too many interesting ideas not explored adequately I prefer seeing one idea stretched to see where it ends up Also, detective and dinosaur hunting stories thrown in Felt like a Calvin Hobbes comic strip Grade C Book Sf1. read 10.02.86 It reads like the author wanted to do some musing on the mind body connection, so he just straightforwardly incorporated that into the story before there was even a story We re introduced to two characters Philip Amber and Todd Spigot who are opposites physically and mentally and, through circumstances that aren t that well explained and clearly there for the convenience of the plot, end up having their brains implanted in bodies that belong to the other Note the wording there it isn t c It reads like the author wanted to do some musing on the mind body connection, so he just straightforwardly incorporated that into the story before there was even a story We re introduced to two characters Philip Amber and Todd Spigot who are opposites physically and mentally and, through circumstances that aren t that well explained and clearly there for the convenience of the plot, end up having their brains implanted in bodies that belong to the other Note the wording there it isn t clear that the body that Philip Amber starts the story in is his original He seems to have been doing the manner of body hopping for a long time Todd Spigot s body is the one he was born with, though, and one of theinteresting points in the book is the changes it goes through while inhabited by a fitter mind As the story progresses, we run the rest of the gamut there are disembodied brains, cyborgs, collective minds, and human alien hybrids.Bischoff doesn t seem to have any particular point to make with all of this He just kind of sets up the situation and lets you hang your own thoughts on it This book isn t trying to blow your mind, just engage it a bit, and I really appreciated that.The downside is that the plot feels kind of arbitrary If you asked yourself what meditations on mind body duality have to do with a plot to blow up Earth with antimatter using a luxury starliner as the delivery agent, you d draw a blank, right And on putting down the book, that was what I was going to say But then I remembered that we didn t even know that s what the book was about until about 3 4 of the way through Which, in some important sense, means that that wasn t what the book was really about.But what was it about In some important sense, the themes and the plot don t seem to mesh all that well, and the whole thing is on autopilot most of the time The characters find themselves in a situation and go where it leads Just as we find out what the book is really about, a deus ex machina shows up to carry the story for a little while but quite not all the way through to the end It s sort of hard to know what purpose the story was serving The deeper themes seem out of place in the relatively standard plot.On the whole, highly recommended for people who like a little philosophy in their science fiction but insist that novels not substitute for treatises This provides good food for thought without telling you what the conclusions are It seems to have been writtenquickly than it really needed to be, but it s a lot of fun all the same The book presents a great mistaken identity setup via the novelty of body swapping, and then settles into a less interesting plot about saving the world from a big bad guy Some comedy,exploration and lunacy with body swapping, and less all religions are actually the same religion could have made this feel a lotcomplete The book maintains a frustrating formula of leading up to something interesting, and then shifting the narrative to a different character doing something else so y The book presents a great mistaken identity setup via the novelty of body swapping, and then settles into a less interesting plot about saving the world from a big bad guy Some comedy,exploration and lunacy with body swapping, and less all religions are actually the same religion could have made this feel a lotcomplete The book maintains a frustrating formula of leading up to something interesting, and then shifting the narrative to a different character doing something else so you have to wait to maybe find out what happened when the characters later go remember what happened Uhg.It s worth noting that for something written in the 80s, much of the future technology described in the book seems like pretty reasonable speculation