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Book Note: Christopher Stasheff, Saint Vidicon to the Rescue

I read this book about 2010-03-10. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 2005. This note was last modified Friday, 30-Apr-2010 18:33:58 PDT.

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Back when, Stasheff's earlier Warlock books were a bit of a cult item. Then he came back and wrote a lot more, and I mostly stopped following him after a while.

Still, his "Saint Vidicon of the Cathode" is quite an invention; a priest who, working (in an alternate universe, apparently) for a run-down Vatican TV station, substitutes his body for a failed resistor during a critical Papal broadcast.

This is a series of adventures of a software guy that St. Vidicon co-opts to help him. Reads like a bunch of short stories in framing sequences, in fact. They're fun.

However, there's a trying-to-develop romance, and both the protagonist, and St. Vidicon, behave rather idiotically about that.

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