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Mercycle by Piers Anthony
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Mercycle (original 1991; edition 1992)

by Piers Anthony (Author)

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A discreet advertisement brings a group of apparently disparate individuals together to a bizarre rendezvous - on the ocean floor. The reasons for their selection are unclear: Don, an archaeologist, chronically shy, Gaspar, marine biologist, suffering from terminal directness, middle-aged Pacifica, and Melanie, whose normal exterior masks a strange genetic inheritance, seem, on the face of it, to have little in common - except their feeling that they are part of a greater plan ... a feeling that grows as they embark on their strange odyssey across the bed of the ocean ... For the underwater explorers, the mystery of being out of phase with the world above water is heightened by that surrounding the mysterious Eleph - a mystery which is ultimately revealed to be more significant and bewildering than they could ever have imagined ...… (more)
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Title:Mercycle
Authors:Piers Anthony (Author)
Info:Ace Books (1992), Edition: 1st, 343 pages
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Mercycle by Piers Anthony (1991)

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Another strange but interesting idea from Anthony. I enjoyed it. ( )
  Snukes | Jun 14, 2013 |
While not a BAD book, it is far from a good book. It IS amusing on many ways. But Piers himself, in the author's note, admits that the publishing companies refused to purchase this one until he became such a big name they were begging for anything he put out - and even then he rewrote the original story.

So long as you are not looking for heavy plot-lines, killer suspense or deep moral results - you'll enjoy this story. It smacks more of juvenile than anything else, though ( )
  dragonasbreath | Nov 9, 2011 |
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Crisp, SteveCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Shaw, BarclayCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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A discreet advertisement brings a group of apparently disparate individuals together to a bizarre rendezvous - on the ocean floor. The reasons for their selection are unclear: Don, an archaeologist, chronically shy, Gaspar, marine biologist, suffering from terminal directness, middle-aged Pacifica, and Melanie, whose normal exterior masks a strange genetic inheritance, seem, on the face of it, to have little in common - except their feeling that they are part of a greater plan ... a feeling that grows as they embark on their strange odyssey across the bed of the ocean ... For the underwater explorers, the mystery of being out of phase with the world above water is heightened by that surrounding the mysterious Eleph - a mystery which is ultimately revealed to be more significant and bewildering than they could ever have imagined ...

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Combine:
One ordinary bicycle
one fearless explorer
one miracle of technology

Add:
oceans of water
A mermaid or two
a dash of danger

Stir and enjoy.
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