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Donald I. Fine, 1986 - Fiction - 159 pages
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Here is a masterpiece of fiction--a haunting, meaningful and at times erotic novel that describes a wondrous transformation that takes place in an American town when a charismatic, Christ-like figure mysteriously appears in its midst.

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User Review  - John Loyd - Goodreads

Godbody (1986) 201 pages by Theodore Sturgeon. Mrs. Mayhew, the local busybody, imposes her repressed views on the town and keeps everyone in check by running or threatening to run gossipy stories in ... Read full review

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User Review  - StarMan - Goodreads

Definitely one of the most unconventional books you'll ever read. As it says in the afterword, it's more of a series of character sketches. It's a rambing, semi-coherent story about a Jesus-like ... Read full review


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Science fiction author Theodore Sturgeon was born Edward Hamilton Waldo in New York City on February 26, 1918. He sold his first short story, Heavy Insurance, while serving in the United States Merchant Marine from 1935 to 1938. Many of his stories explored romantic and sexual themes. He won numerous awards including the 1954 International Fantasy Award for More than Human, the 1970 Nebula and Hugo Awards for Slow Sculpture, and the 1985 World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement. He was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2000. He died of pneumonia in Eugene, Oregon on May 8, 1985.

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