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Harold Shea, a psychologist bored with his job and his life, hears his boss lecturing on the possibility of travel to other realities - book realities - and decides to go for it. In a series of extremely funny adventures (originally separate novels but now all collected into this book), he goes to places like the universe of the Faerie Queene, ancient Irelend, Finland, and Xanadu.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   dimension travel--general    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena Romance    -   Yes Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   can cast many different spells


Earth setting:    -   general past Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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