Marlowe and the Spacewoman
By Ian M. Dudley
Published: Jan. 11, 2012
Words: 104,587 (approximate)
Obsoleted by technological advances, a clone intended for spare parts attempts to avoid death by proving a woman who crashed to Earth is indeed from outer space.
Marlowe and the Spacewoman is a sci-fi satire about Marlowe, a private eye recovering from his own murder, and Nina, a purported spacewoman whose arrival has caused ripples amongst the political elite.
Can Marlowe save both their lives?
For Marlowe, an over-worked and oft worked over private eye recovering from yet another emergency resurrection, it's the start of a long day. He's murdered by a bar of sentient soap in the morning, and just when he's recovered enough to grab some lunch, a femme fatale crash-lands outside the City, causing a major political disturbance.
Forced by the government to investigate her claims to be from outer space, Marlowe struggles to strike a balance between solving his own murder and resisting his attraction to the alleged yet alluring extraterrestrial. All while dodging additional assassination attempts and the meddling of powerful figures who have their own ideas about how the 'Affair with the Spacewoman' should end.
, genetically modified
, big whopping guns
, small guns too
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on Feb. 02, 2012 :
This was an entertaining read! The action is fast-paced and the humour well thought out - it put me in mind of the 'Stainless Steel Rat' books of Harry Harrison. The twist at ending came a bit out of the blue, but set up the promised sequel quite nicely.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)