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Rastignac The Devil

By: Philip Jose Farmer
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Rastignac the Devil" is a technological know-how fiction novella written by Philip José Farmer. This fascinating tale blends elements of adventure, speculative fiction, and philosophical exploration. Set in a far off destiny, the narrative revolves around Ben Rastignac, a charismatic and enigmatic individual who possesses superb psychic abilities. Rastignac can manipulate the thoughts and emotions of these around him, successfully making him a "psychic devil." He turns into embroiled in a cosmic recreation among two god-like beings, entities known as the Lords of Karma and the Lords of the Netherworld. As the story unfolds, Rastignac navigates a chain of surreal and difficult eventualities, going through moral dilemmas and cosmic forces beyond human comprehension. He grapples with the results of his moves and explores themes of unfastened will, future, and the character of top and evil. Philip José Farmer's "Rastignac the Devil" is a idea-provoking exploration of metaphysical and existential questions in the framework of technology fiction. It delves into the complexities of energy, ethics, and the human circumstance, all even as taking readers on a mind-bending adventure via a destiny universe where the bounds of fact are continuously shifting. The novella is a testomony to Farmer's ability to weave elaborate and philosophical narratives into the genre of speculative fiction.

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Philip Jose Farmer

Philip José Farmer (January 26, 1918 – February 25, 2009) was a science fiction and fantasy novelist and short story writer from the United States. Farmer is most known for his novel series, particularly his World of Tiers (1965-93) and Riverworld (1971-83) series. He is known for his groundbreaking use of sexual and religious themes in his work, as well as his obsession with and reworking of the legend of celebrated pulp heroes, and for his occasional tongue-in-cheek pseudonymous works written as though by imaginary people. Farmer frequently blended actual and classic fictional characters and settings, as seen by his Wold Newton family stories, which connect classic fictional characters together as real people and blood relatives as a result of an alien conspiracy. Early examples of literary mashup novels are The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (1973) and Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life (1973). Leslie Fiedler, a literary critic, compared Farmer to Ray Bradbury, describing both as "provincial American eccentrics" who "strain at the classic limits of the [science fiction] form," but Farmer stood out due to his capacity to "be at once naive and sophisticated with his odd blending of theology, inappropriate material, and adventure."

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 58Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359328138
  • ISBN-13:9789359328133
  • Item Weight: 87g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 3.71mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Science / General