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October Books 15) The Forever Machine

15) The Forever Machine, by Mark Clifton and Frank Riley

I spotted this in a Harvard bookshop and, as it's notoriously supposed to be the worst ever winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel (under the original title "They'd Rather Be Right") I couldn't resist it, for only $3.

Well. It's not a great book, but it's not utterly terrible either; more sort of forgettable. Machine is invented that takes humanity to the Next Step of evolution. The misunderstood genius hero triumphs against the stupid mundanes. That's about it. Another tick in the box for me; if I can bring myself to finish Cyteen I'll only have three left.
Tags: bookblog 2004, sf: hugos
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