Wednesday, 7 September 2011


Corgi paperback, 1972. Cover artist uncredited.

"The brain was perfect, the tiny, crippled body useless.

So technology rescued the brain and put it in an environment that conditioned it to live in a different kid of body - a spaceship.
Here the human mind, more subtle, infinitely more complex than any computer ever devised, could be linked to the massive and delicate strengths, the total recall, and the incredible speeds ot space. But the brain behind the ship was entirely feminine - a complex, loving, strong, weak, gently savage - a personality, all-woman, called Helva..."
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