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The Nagasaki Vector Mass Market Paperback – March 12, 1983


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey; First Ed. edition (March 12, 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345303822
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345303820
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,355,902 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 27, 1997
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Set in the same framework as one of his other great books, The Probability Broach, Mr. Smith has created yet another tongue-in-cheek, cynical and sarcastic poke at established society and liberalism. The hero, Bernie Gruenblum, is a delightfully politically incorrect individual; a refreshing character in an age where more and more authors find it impossible to visualize anything controversial. Bernie's one desire is to sit back, enjoy life (preferably a large beer and long cigar with a wench on the side), but keeps getting interupted with crises such as his flying-saucer/time-machine getting hijacked. Again, like his other North American Confederacy books, if you are a liberal or of left wing politics, don't bother. Otherwise it is a GREAT and amusing read
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 1, 2008
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this is the funniest of all the L Neil Smith books...from the prospective of someone from an over reaching government to total Libertarianism and the shock that comes from oppressiveness to total freedom...just a great funny read for future Ron Paulites
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lee K. Gleason on October 15, 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I found this novel to be hysterically funny. While reading it, keep an eye out for the many names that are anagrams for public figures - makes it even funnier...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Shepherd on June 7, 2009
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This is easily the most humorous of Smith`s NAC series of novels.
Win Bear gets a visit from an unusual fellow who is not just from the future, but a future produced by an alternate history.
The visitor`s life is a bit of a mess, what with his time machine being hijacked, ending up in an unfamilure alternate past, the hijackers trying to do him in, and being followed around by a group of tiny aliens who are convinced that he is god.
A fun story.
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By O Bloody Hell on August 31, 2014
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A fun novel. The best thing I can think of to compare it to is "Glory Road" by Robert Heinlein, and, of course, Doctor Who, especially in its more recent incarnation...

It's best classified as "Science Fantasy", in that it deals with what is largely fantasy but under the guise of SF -- and, like The Doctor, it doesn't take itself too seriously. The goal is to tell a fun story, and there it succeeds very effectively.
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