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CHRISTOPHER MILLER, THE CARDBOARD UNIVERSE

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The Cardboard Universe
by Christopher Miller [HarperPerennial, $15]

A sort of pulp Pale Fire, this hilarious novel takes the form of a mock encyclopedia devoted to a crackpot metaphysical sci-fi hack named Phoebus K. Dank, as written by two unreliable collaborators—one of whom appears to have killed their subject. It's deranged metafiction at its most entertaining. Timothy Hodler


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