the novel he wrote that summer 
was powered by a single idea
fleshed out with scenes from his life [again]
as usual the future resembled yesterday
and women were confined to walk on parts
cut out characters of no importance
the casual sexism he took for granted
was the most alien aspect of the tale
but the publisher astutely realised
putting Science Fiction Classic
on the reprint’s cover was all that was needed
to sucker fools like meI had dithered about buying it, having read other books by the author, I should have listened to myself.
Here's Cafe Tacvba in a Tiny Desk Concert.Until next time.