Though credited to “Penelope Ashe”, it was in fact written by a group of twenty-four journalists led by Newsday columnist Mike McGrady. McGrady’s intention was to write a deliberately terrible book with a lot of sex, to illustrate the point that popular American literary culture had become mindlessly vulgar. The book fulfilled the authors’ expectations and became a bestseller —
Naked Came the Stranger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Culture hacking. Nice.
Thus it was hoped to acquire powers of insight and of creativity impossible on the merely galactic plane. —
Arthur C. Clarke considered Star Maker to be one of the finest works of science fiction ever written. —
Star Maker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I’m about three-quarters through this. It’s pretty amazing.
/Via Folkert Gorter’s Varsity Bookmarking interview.