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1 Berger, ThomasBeing Invisible. 15579
Methuen: London. 1978.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
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2 Berger, ThomasChanging The Past. 35877
Weidenfeld & Nicholson: London. 1990.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

''US writer who began to publish work of genre interest with ''Professor Hyde'' for Playboy in December 1961, but who is best known for his work outside the sf field, like the Western epic Little Big Man (1964), which combines farce and Fabulation; the Little Big Man, who is 111, narrates his tale with supernatural vigour. The sequel, The Return of Little Big Man (1999), moves even further from anything like a Western. In general, his novels read as though they are generated by spontaneous conceits - some of them fantastic, some postmodern - which he treats with an absolute, dead-pan seriousness; each tale constitutes a blackly comic and chastening argument from premise. He is, therefore, less popular than he deserves. Vital Parts (1970) contains a modest but savage examination of Cryonics; Regiment of Women (1973) presents a world about a century hence where the roles of men and women have been completely reversed, direly for the men. Arthur Rex: A Legendary Novel (1978) achieves comedy through faithfulness to its rich material; Nowhere (1986), a yawningly vacuous spoof on Samuel Butler's Erewhon (1871), is terrifyingly bland; Being Invisible (1987) plays with Invisibility; CHANGING THE PAST (1989) plays with Time Paradoxes; and Adventures of the Artificial Woman (2004) narrates the travails of an android, created by an animatronics designer as a sex toy, who fails to please men because she is too literal, but after doing a nude Macbeth becomes a film star'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


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