Songs from the stars / Norman Spinrad.

Spinrad, Norman.
Book club edition
New York : Simon and Schuster, c1980.
279 pages ; 22 cm
Space ships -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York.
"Centuries after the big smash, the successor civilization of Aquaria more or less flourishes on the west coast of what was once the United States, a society built on White Science, following the "law of muscle, sun, wind and water." Only the sorcerers of Space Systems, Inc., dare traffic in the "Black Sciences" of atomic, petroleum and physics which destroyed the old golden age of space, for they alone know of the higher destiny that awaits man in the abandoned Big Ear space station. For centuries, they have secretly infiltrated Aquarius through the gray town of La Mirage while crafting a spaceship capable of reaching the Big Ear and turning man's ears once more to the mysterious Songs from the Stars. Now, through the Aquarians Clear Blue Lou, perfect master of the Clear Blue Way, and Sunshine Sue, queen of the Word of Mouth communication network, they scheme to bring their ultimate scenario to fruition. Sex, love, emotion, karma, destiny, perhaps even The Way itself, all become elements in the scenario of Arnold Harker, Black Scientist, sorcerer, project manager of Operation Enterprise. But when Clear Blue Lou, Sunshine Sue and Arnold Harker finally confront the interstellar brotherhood of sentient beings, they find, each in his way, that The Galactic Way utterly transcends their hopes, wildest dreams and darkest fears. In this novel of science, mysticism and their ultimate synergistic fusion"--Dust jacket.
Edition statement from dust jacket.
Jacket art by Mara McAfee.
First printing had a gutter code "K46" on page 278, reprinted with "L19".
Local notes:
Adams Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2015 by Dr. Mark B. Adams.
Adams Collection copy has dustjacket. Has gutter code 'N47'.
Penn Provenance:
Adams, Mark B. (donor) (Adams Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
Cited in:
Internet Speculative Fiction Database, 152651
McAfee, Mara, illustrator.
Mark B. Adams Science Fiction Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Publisher Number:
05376 Science Fiction Book Club
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