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Hoiman and the Solar Circuit by Gordon Dewey

Hoiman and the Solar Circuit by Gordon Dewey is a captivating science fiction novel that takes readers on an exhilarating journey through time and space. Set in a dystopian future, the story follows the protagonist Hoiman as he embarks on a remarkable adventure that challenges his perceptions of reality.

From the very beginning, Dewey introduces us to a world that is both familiar and eerie. The author's descriptive prowess brings the futuristic landscape to life, allowing readers to vividly imagine the advanced technology and complex societal structures that dominate this new civilization. The highly imaginative and well-crafted world-building instantly immerses readers into a compelling and believable future.

The strength of this novel lies in its ability to seamlessly blend elements of science fiction with thought-provoking contemplations on the human condition. As we follow Hoiman's journey, we are confronted with questions about identity, memory, and the nature of consciousness. Dewey deftly explores these themes, weaving them into the plot and character development in a way that is captivating and intellectually stimulating.

While the narrative unfolds at a relatively fast pace, there are moments of introspection and philosophical musings that provide a depth to the story. The author skillfully balances action-packed sequences with moments of introspection, allowing readers to fully engage with the characters and their emotional turmoil.

In addition to the thought-provoking themes, the characterization in Hoiman and the Solar Circuit is another commendable aspect of this novel. Hoiman is a complex and relatable character whose struggles and triumphs resonate with readers on an emotional level. The supporting cast is equally well-developed, each bringing a unique perspective to the story and contributing to its overall richness.

Despite the many strengths of this novel, there are moments where the pacing feels slightly uneven, and certain plot points could have been further explored or tightened. However, these minor flaws do not detract significantly from the overall enjoyment of the story.

In conclusion, Hoiman and the Solar Circuit is a captivating science fiction novel that successfully blends elements of adventure, philosophy, and introspection. Gordon Dewey's writing prowess and imaginative world-building transport readers to a future that is simultaneously awe-inspiring and thought-provoking. Fans of the genre will find themselves eagerly turning the pages, eager to uncover the secrets of this intricate and fascinating world.

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Transcriber's Note:

This etext was produced from If Worlds of Science Fiction July 1952. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.

Hoiman and the Solar Circuit

By Gordon Dewey

They lifted Hoiman's scratch, thus causing him to lose much smoosh. So he grabbed his bum and hit the high orbit.

Pay day! I scrawled my Larry Maloney across the back of the check and handed it to Nick, the bartender. "Leave me something to operate on," I told him.

Nick turned it over. "Still with the News ?"

The question was rhetorical. I let it pass without swinging at it. I was mentally estimating the total of the pile of tabs Nick pulled out of the cash register, like a fighter on percentage trying to count the house. I didn't like the figure it gave me.

Nick added them up, then added them again before he pulled some bills out of the money drawer and said, "Here's thirty skins. Your rent due?"

"This'll cover it. I'll do my drinking here."

I went over to a booth and sat down. I lit a cigarette. I smoked. And waited. Presently Sherry, tall, dark and delicious, decided I was making like a customer, and strolled over... Continue reading book >>




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