The Sirens Of Titan, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (9 ratings)


When Winston Niles Rumfoord flies his spaceship into a chrono-synclastic infundibulum he is converted into pure energy and only materializes when his waveforms intercept Earth or some other planet.

As a result, he only gets home to Newport, Rhode Island, once every fifty-nine days and then only for an hour. But at least, as a consolation, he now knows everything that has ever happened and everything that ever will be.

He knows, for instance, that his wife is going to Mars to mate with Malachi Constant, the richest man in the world.

He also knows that on Titan - one of Saturn's moons - is an alien from the planet Tralfamadore, who has been waiting 200,000 years for a spare part for his grounded spacecraft ...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
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  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9781857988840

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One of the first SF novels I read. A brilliant and hilarious read, it's just a shame I can't remember any of it!

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In which Vonnegut develops his signature style and first deals with a lot of the same tropes he'd continue with in his later books. My favorite of his that I've read.

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After being deliberately sent to Mars, made to perform an execution, sent on to Mercury, and finally brought back to Earth where a reception has been planned for him in great detail, Unk's conclusion is that: "I was a victim of a series of accidents."I can't say what that'll do for you, but I am registering a slight stirring of some undetermined sort in the back of my own mind.

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Very funny without obviously trying to be so. Still one of Vonneguts best books

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Iffy at times, but saved by the ending.

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