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Who Goes Here? (1979)

por Bob Shaw

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Shot at by aliens, eaten up by monsters, frozen up, burned up and shipped all over the galaxy war was one game Private Peace didn't want to play. So why had he joined the Space Legion?Warren Peace had joined the Space Legion to forget - exactly what, he hadn't the faintest idea. But he was sure about one thing - however horrific the crime he'd once committed, the memory of it could hardly be more unbearable than life in the lunatic Space Legion. Private Peace knew he'd got to get out The trouble was, the only way to escape his 30-year contract was to discover exactly why he'd signed it in the first place. And that meant a hair raising journey into his forgotten past to meet the one person Peace definitely didn't want to know - Warren Peace Mark I - in other words, himself… (mais)
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A semi-frequent re-read when I'm in the mood ( )
  Damiella | Aug 18, 2020 |
Must be a monster
signed up for lifetime service
fighting pointless wars. ( )
1 vote Eggpants | Jun 25, 2020 |
This starts off as a slapstick comedy in the vein of Harry Harrison's 'Bill the Galactic Hero'. In the far future, men join the space legion in order to forget their past - literally as the case may be, since their memories are wiped in return for joining up to fight in dangerous, distant wars. The story follows 'Warren Peace', who must have been such a monster in his past life that the memory of his entire life is wiped away. But life in the legion is as promising as the life expectancy is short. The only way for Warren to get out of the contract with the Legion is if he can remember who he was. As Warren desperately tries to track down clues about who he was and what terrible crimes he committed that made him want to join the Legion, the humour takes a backseat to some genuinely interesting (if often off-the-wall) science fiction ideas. Overall this is a decent, if not exceptional read. ( )
  iftyzaidi | Mar 30, 2010 |
"What Mad Universe]"crossed with "All You Zombies" crossed with Shaw having his usual fun with word play and silly scientifiction ideas. But for me the mixture was too artificial. I never got involved in the story nor had more than a chuckle or two. ( )
  ChrisRiesbeck | Mar 27, 2010 |
Warren Peace joined the Space Legion to forget. But in these modern times, you don't have to soldier in dangerous places to forget an unhappy past: the Legion hook you up to a memory-erasing machine when you join up and hey presto! Unhappy memory gone!

Except at that point they show you that you've just signed up for 20, 30, 40 or more years with the Legion - something that you have no memory of because they've just erased it...

This is a genuinely funny novel from Bob Shaw that recreates the inventiveness and humour of his fan writing and Serious Scientific Speeches at UK Eastercons. Recommended. (The sequel, 'Dimensions', is nowhere near as good.)

Oh, and there is a very good reason why the chief protagonist is called "Warren Peace".... ( )
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Shot at by aliens, eaten up by monsters, frozen up, burned up and shipped all over the galaxy war was one game Private Peace didn't want to play. So why had he joined the Space Legion?Warren Peace had joined the Space Legion to forget - exactly what, he hadn't the faintest idea. But he was sure about one thing - however horrific the crime he'd once committed, the memory of it could hardly be more unbearable than life in the lunatic Space Legion. Private Peace knew he'd got to get out The trouble was, the only way to escape his 30-year contract was to discover exactly why he'd signed it in the first place. And that meant a hair raising journey into his forgotten past to meet the one person Peace definitely didn't want to know - Warren Peace Mark I - in other words, himself

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