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The Humours by Robert Sheckley

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Humours He is a tortured soul Separated at an early age from two conflicting personalities Alistair Crompton has hatched a daring scheme to reintegrate himself Installed in different host bodies and dispatched to distant planets the two other Alistairs have developed lives of their own Loomis as grossly self indulgent and amoral as Alistair is moderate and prim Stack as vicious and impulsive as Alistair is meek and cautious What happens when the original Alistair reengages himself first with Loomis then with Stack Discover for yourself in this odyssey by one of the grand masters of science fiction .

Robert Sheckley was a Hugo and Nebula nominated American author First published in the science fiction magazines of the s his numerous quick witted stories and novels were famously unpredictable absurdist and broadly comical Sheckley was given the Author Emeritus honor by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in

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