The Centauri Device, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


John Truck was to outward appearances just another lowlife spaceship captain.

But he was also the last of the Centaurans - or at least, half of him was - which meant that he was the only person who could operate the Centauri Device, a sentient bomb which might hold the key to settling a vicious space war. M. John Harrison's classic novel turns the conventions of space opera on their head, and is written with the precision and brilliance for which is famed.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
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  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9781857989977

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Kerouac meets Vonnegut in this swingin' 70s SF tale.

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The prose can be interesting, also really rather self-indulgent. The main character is unsympathetic and the storyline is disjointed and meandering.

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