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Alien Accounts

John Sladek

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Fiction, Science fiction

John Sladek explains the theme of the darkly comic stories in this wonderful collection:
"The aliens here are human. This book contains no giant flying
snails or telepathic octopods, no Ganymedean cat-women
dressed in silver, no aggressive dugong chiefs roaming the
galaxy in their pulsar-powered yo-yo ships. The aliens here are
human aliens. Most of them work in ordinary offices, and they
do not commute to work from Proximo Centauri, either. Yet these
here humans are aliens. Office life attracts them ..."

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John Sladek

John Sladek (1937 - 2000)
John Sladek was born in Iowa in 1937 but moved to the UK in 1966, where he became involved with the British New Wave movement, centred on Michael Moorcock's groundbreaking New Worlds magazine. Sladek began writing SF with 'The Happy Breed', which appeared in Harlan Ellison's seminal anthology Dangerous Visions in 1967, and is now recognized as one of SF's most brilliant satirists. His novels and short story collections include The Muller Fokker Effect, Roderick and Tik Tok, for which he won a BSFA Award. He returned to the United States in 1986, and died there in March 2000.

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