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Tor, Aug 2002, 24.95, 304 pp.
ISBN: 0765304813

Two decades have passed since Richard Garrison entered Psychosphere to cleanse evil from the planet. The world has surprisingly lived in harmony since as Pax Psychomech has descended on the Earth.

However, the tranquillity ends when the Psychomech goes insane seeking balance in the differing universe. People become victims of the Gibbering, an irreparable plague of insanity and some die. Though Richard Stone uses the power he inherited from his father, the prime inventor of the Psychomech machine running amok, he has had limited success containing the disease. With the world out of control as the Psycho device makes an effort to return the planet to its normal state of equilibrium, villains such as Gubwa and Craig resurface leaving Richard wondering what to do next to end the Chaos Psychomech era of destruction.

The reprint of the third and final Psychomech tales, PSYCHAMOK, is an exciting science fiction tale that will please readers of the series and those individuals who enjoy a world going amok. The story line is fast-paced, loaded with action, yet uses a mundane but practical climax. Fans of the books will relish this novel while newcomers need to start at the beginning to fully appreciate and comprehend the complex story line(s) created by Brian Lumley.

Harriet Klausner
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   fighting a disease/illness affecting everyone Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   saving govt/kingdom from external overthrow    -   factions fight within govt for control Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding    -   coping with mental/magical powers Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Earth setting:    -   medium future 22-24th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   an average amount of scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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