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The unicorn girl by Michael Kurland
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The unicorn girl (1969)

by Michael Kurland

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This is one of those amusing fantasy novels set in the late-60s age of grooviness and recreational substances. Parallel time tracks become twisted together and our two hippie heroes, accompanied by two coincidentally gorgeous young ladies employed by a circus from a nearby time track, must solve the problem, save the world, etc. This volume is sort of a sequel to, or perhaps revenge for, Chester Anderson's The Butterfly Kid. IMO The Unicorn Girl is much better.

There is a lot of humor, most of it intentional (some things are funnier now in retrospect), and most of it works. This is not literature by any means, but it's pretty good entertainment, especially for those of us who lived through that time. The sexual innuendo is quite mild by current standards. There's some great pseudo-calculus explained near the end that reads like a send-up of some of the more self-serious "hard sf" books of the time. ( )
  Jim53 | Feb 1, 2008 |
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Blip! It wasn't exactly a sound. It was more like a feeling--a gut-wrenching, universe-shaking, giant blip of a feeling. Then came the changes.

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