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kindle ´ Traitor to the Living Ð Mass Market Paperback read ✓ helpyouantib » [Reading] ➿ Traitor to the Living By Philip José Farmer – Helpyouantib.co.uk Cover Artist A PedroGordon Carfax's troubles during a lecture when he suggested that Raymond Western's MEDIUM deviLting him into national prominence He received two phonecalls in conseuence The 1st was from Western offering to bring him to LA for a free MEDIUM demonstration an experience whose 10000 hourly cost was far beyond his salary as a Medieval History professor The 2nd was from Patricia Carfax a cousin he'd never met who claimed that Western had murdered her father to get MEDIUM's plans While Carfax debat This story takes an interesting sci fihorror conceit and turns the whole thing into a spy drama with mystery elements So much time was spent with the characters dodging each other and there are many explosions And so little of the story was spent actually exploring the concept of a machine that allows the living to contact the afterlife in some sort of other dimension Farmer has written some great stuff but this one is a miss

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Ed accepting Western's invitation Patricia arrived She explained the circumstances of her father's mysterious death after he'd developed the MEDIUM prototype with Western's financial aid of attempts that had been made on her life obstensibly on his orders after she threatened exposure Carfax decides to use his free demonstration to contact her father's spirit departs for LA his 1st meeting with Weste I’ve long considered Farmer to be a hit or miss author When he’s good he’s brilliant but when he’s bad he’s dreadful This novel occupies the middle ground I didn’t find it as dull as many other reviewers seem to think but it certainly doesn’t hit the heights achieved by Farmer in novels such as LORD TYGER and TO YOUR SCATTERED BODIES GO The third in the Harold Childe trilogy it lacks the explicit and graphic weirdness of its predecessors THE IMAGE OF THE BEAST and BLOWN and has in conseuence less of an impact Also the theme of the dead being contacted via a machine is so intriguing and poses so many uestions about how society would respond that it probably deserves a better treatment than this which amounts to little than a detective thriller A missed opportunity then Reasonably entertaining but without anything memorable about it

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Traitor to the LivingCover Artist A PedroGordon Carfax's troubles during a lecture when he suggested that Raymond Western's MEDIUM device wasn't contacting the spirits of the dead as claimed but that spirits were intelligences occupying the same space as ours but at right angles to it who're posing as human dead for sinister purposes His efforts to answer uestions from an unexpectedly huge audience ended in a riot catapu Full review In disappointing fashion Traitor to the Living 1973 follows a similar pattern to Philip José Farmer’s famous Hugo winning To Your Scattered Bodies Go 1971 — the fascinating premise is bogged down by blank characters and repetitive action Despite my fervent conviction that To Your Scattered Bodies Go is one of the worst Best Novel Hugo winners and I’ve read a majority of them and that the endlessly laborious seuels are a complete waste of ink paper and time I gave