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Issue Details: First known date: 1999 1999
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'When Mike Galloway, a regular sort of guy for San Francisco, 2014, descends into the nightmare world of poverty and joblessness, he finds he must face more than starvation and homelessness. He's now at the mercy of a deadly world of political intrigue...from the future. He awakens to find his mind has been slipped into the body of a homeless woman, his body taken over by a man from the future, and nothing can ever be the same.

'Now, to survive, he must combat neo-Nazi forces from the future who are desperate to mold the world to fit their own twisted vision. Galloway might not have thought the world perfect as it was, but these men will stop at nothing to make it a living hell for everyone but their chosen few.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Dedication: To Bill, for many years of friendship, and to Elaine, for putting up with me while I finished this book.
  • Epigraph: It's an odd thing, but anyone who disappears is said to be seen at San Francisco. It must be a delightful city, and possess all the attractions of the next world. - Oscar Wilde.
  • Fex urbis, les orbis - Dregs of the city, law of the world. - Saint Jerome.

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      • Publisher: Tor
      New York (City), New York (State),
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      Americas,
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      Tor , 1999 .
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      Extent: 286p.
      ISBN: 0312872593 (pbk)

Works about this Work

The Australian Horror Novel Since 1950 James Doig , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 112-127)
According to James Doig the horror genre 'was overlooked by the popular circulating libraries in Australia.' In this chapter he observes that this 'marginalization of horror reflects both the trepidation felt by the conservative library system towards 'penny dreadfuls,' and the fact that horror had limited popular appeal with the British (and Australian) reading public.' Doig concludes that there is 'no Australian author of horror novels with the same commercial cachet' as authors of fantasy or science fiction. He proposes that if Australian horror fiction wants to compete successfully 'in the long-term it needs to develop a flourishing and vibrant small press contingent prepared to nurture new talent' like the USA and UK small presses.' (Editor's foreword xii)
Scanners Bruce Gillespie , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , August no. 80A 2010; (p. 72)

— Review of The Book of Revelation Rory Barnes Damien Broderick 1999 single work novel ; Foreign Bodies Stephen Dedman 1999 single work novel ; The Lady of Situations Stephen Dedman 1999 selected work short story ; Stuck in Fast Forward Damien Broderick Rory Barnes 1999 single work novel
The Shape of Things to Come Vic Crossland , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 9 June 2001; (p. 8)

— Review of Foreign Bodies Stephen Dedman 1999 single work novel
Books Books Books : Books Read Since 15 February 2000 Bruce Gillespie , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Scratch Pad 40 , September no. 40 2000; (p. 8-9)

— Review of The Lady of Situations Stephen Dedman 1999 selected work short story ; Sun Music: Journeys and Reflections from a Composer's Life Peter Sculthorpe 1999 single work autobiography ; Foreign Bodies Stephen Dedman 1999 single work novel
Unreal! It's the Future Van Ikin , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 April 2000; (p. 9)

— Review of Souls in the Great Machine Sean McMullen 1999 single work novel ; Foreign Bodies Stephen Dedman 1999 single work novel
Untitled Bill Congreve , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 25-26 2000; (p. 165-166)

— Review of Foreign Bodies Stephen Dedman 1999 single work novel
Scanners Bruce Gillespie , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , August no. 80A 2010; (p. 72)

— Review of The Book of Revelation Rory Barnes Damien Broderick 1999 single work novel ; Foreign Bodies Stephen Dedman 1999 single work novel ; The Lady of Situations Stephen Dedman 1999 selected work short story ; Stuck in Fast Forward Damien Broderick Rory Barnes 1999 single work novel
Books Books Books : Books Read Since 15 February 2000 Bruce Gillespie , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Scratch Pad 40 , September no. 40 2000; (p. 8-9)

— Review of The Lady of Situations Stephen Dedman 1999 selected work short story ; Sun Music: Journeys and Reflections from a Composer's Life Peter Sculthorpe 1999 single work autobiography ; Foreign Bodies Stephen Dedman 1999 single work novel
Unreal! It's the Future Van Ikin , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 April 2000; (p. 9)

— Review of Souls in the Great Machine Sean McMullen 1999 single work novel ; Foreign Bodies Stephen Dedman 1999 single work novel
Untitled Bill Congreve , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 25-26 2000; (p. 165-166)

— Review of Foreign Bodies Stephen Dedman 1999 single work novel
The Shape of Things to Come Vic Crossland , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 9 June 2001; (p. 8)

— Review of Foreign Bodies Stephen Dedman 1999 single work novel
The Australian Horror Novel Since 1950 James Doig , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 112-127)
According to James Doig the horror genre 'was overlooked by the popular circulating libraries in Australia.' In this chapter he observes that this 'marginalization of horror reflects both the trepidation felt by the conservative library system towards 'penny dreadfuls,' and the fact that horror had limited popular appeal with the British (and Australian) reading public.' Doig concludes that there is 'no Australian author of horror novels with the same commercial cachet' as authors of fantasy or science fiction. He proposes that if Australian horror fiction wants to compete successfully 'in the long-term it needs to develop a flourishing and vibrant small press contingent prepared to nurture new talent' like the USA and UK small presses.' (Editor's foreword xii)
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