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Heroics

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Heroics

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Author: George Alec Effinger
Publisher: Doubleday, 1979
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Genre: Science-Fiction
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In HEROICS, Irene-- like everyone in the future-- struggles with boredom. Food, clothing, all the necessities of human life have been taken care of. But, what does that leave of life itself? At eighty-two, Irene sets out on a pilgrimage across America hoping to find the answer. Along the way, she becomes transformed, both physically and by her interations with other civilians all trying to cope with this new world.

Filled with humor and fantastic symbolism, HEROICS mixes adventure and philosophy in a way both engrossing and entertaining. Of this book, friend and fellow writer Harlan Ellison said, "It is the best Effinger yet...and for those of us who have been watching with amazement that is about as rich a compliment as you can expect from other envious authors. Damn him, he's good!"


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