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Slaughterhouse-Five is a satirical novel with science fiction and fantasy elements, written by Kurt Vonnegut and published in 1969. Set partly during the Dresden firebombings of 1945, the novel also features alien abduction and time travel.

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Why is there a villain named after John W. Campbell, Jr. in Slaughterhouse Five?

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut features, among its many other peculiar individuals, a traitorous American-turned-Nazi named Howard W. Campbell, Jr. To a reader of mid-century science fiction, ...
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In Slaughterhouse Five, are the science-fictional elements real?

Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five is generally classified as science fiction and contains some science-fictional elements: It has been years since I read the book. But my interpretation at the time ...