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To Marry Medusa
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date December 29, 1998
Pages 160
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375703720
ISBN-10 0375703721
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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Summary
A timid, barely literate drunk, Gurlick ingests an extraterrestrial spore that transforms him into a host for the Medusa, a powerful, hive mind with malevolent plans for Earth and its inhabitants. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: “A master storyteller certain to fascinate.”—Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
 
Up until one minute ago, Gurlick was merely a specimen of Homo sapiens, and a substandard specimen at that. But now this craven, seething, barely literate drunk has ingested a spore that traveled light years before touching down on our planet. A spore that has in turn ingested Gurlick—turned him into a host for the Medusa, a hive mind so vast that it encompasses the life forms of a billion planets. A hive mind that is determined to ingest Earth as well.
 
In this mind-wrenching classic of science fiction, the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novelist Theodore Sturgeon places humanity on a collision course with an organism of unimaginable power and malevolence and reminds us how much we depend on each other, or even on a wretch like Gurlick. Crackling with suspense, overflowing with invention, and startling in its compassion, To Marry Medusa is a tour de force from one of the great imaginers of the golden age of speculative fiction.

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from Vintage Books (December 29, 1998)
9780375703720 | details & prices | 160 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $15.00
About: A timid, barely literate drunk, Gurlick ingests an extraterrestrial spore that transforms him into a host for the Medusa, a powerful, hive mind with malevolent plans for Earth and its inhabitants.
Reprint edition from Baen Books (December 1, 1987)
9780671653705 | details & prices | List price $2.95
About: Two stories by Theodore Sturgeon

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