|Print List Price:||$9.99|
Save $7.00 (70%)
Patron of the Arts: The Hugo and Nebula Finalist Story (The Frontiers Saga) Kindle Edition
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
William Rotsler (1926-97) 1st published novel "Patron of the Arts" (1974) combines two story lines; the search for lost love and a Martian adventure. The Mars adventure was half enjoyable, the lost love was in many respects a hollow bore.
The story centers on the hero: a very wealthy hedonist in a future racked by food riots and crushing overpopulation. The hero acquires art - in this context an electronic object that renders representations life-like. His wife is "captured" in a painting and along with the artist disappears. For solace he runs off to Mars incognito only to be made the subject of an murder attempt. A Martian space-warp reunites [him] with his first love for an unbelievably brainless conclusion.