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Book cover ofThe Stochastic Man
  • Author: Robert SILVERBERG
  • Publisher: Gollancz
  • Published: 2001
  • Description: Softback, Very Good
  • Dust Jacket Condition: No dustjacket
  • Edition: First (Thus)
  • Ref: 8841
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This is a trade (large size : 135mm x 215mm) paperback in the Gollancz Collectors’ Edition Series (yellow covers).  Some tanning to pages and fading to spine.

SYNOPSIS:  “Lew Nichols is in the business of stochastic prediction. A mixture of sophisticated analysis and inspired guesswork, it is the nearest man can get to predicting the future. And Nichols is very good at it. His uncanny accuracy in guessing the future quickly makes him indispensable to Paul Quinn, the ambitious and charismatic mayor of New York whose sights are firmly set on the presidency. But there is nothing paranormal about stochastic prediction : Nichols can’t actually see the future. However, the strange and reclusive Martin Carvajal apparently can and he offers to help Nichols to do so too. Nichols, caught up in his obsessive desire to help Quinn into the White House, can’t resist, even though he can clearly see the devastating impact that knowing in advance every act of his life has on Carvajal. For Carvajal has even seen his own death.”