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Old 11-20-04, 09:42 AM
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Help find an author/title?

I don't know if Book Talk does this, but I'll ask anyway.

I few years ago I read a book I want to find again, and I also want to see if the author has anything else written. Some of the things I remember:

- future, sci-fi tale with an old-school Clive Barker feel to it
- there were many compartmented "worlds" that people lived in, including a Cat World inhabitied only by cats
- the main character was a detective type, trying to figure out some strange deaths
- there was a weird other dimension type thing that the main character was able to get to with the help of an airplane
- another criminal character had a life countdown clock on his forhead that he had disabled

That's all I got. Can anyone piece together the title from this?
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Old 11-25-04, 10:30 AM
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Sounds a little like Jack L. Chalker's Well World series.
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Old 11-25-04, 04:52 PM
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It does sound like the Well World series, but a few thing in SunMonkeys rundown sound off for that series. I've never read it, but could it be The Illuminatus Trilogy.
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Old 03-13-06, 05:49 AM
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This was a long time ago, but I finally tracked down the book. It is worth a read if anyone hasn't tried it.

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by Michael Marshall Smith
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Old 03-13-06, 11:11 AM
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Thanks for getting back to us, SunMonkey: it is always good to know how these things end up!

I have a couple of the guy's books and hope I won't be embarrassed by finding that I own that one but failed to answer the question originally asked!
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