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D'Courtney stepped toward Reich, smiling, his arms outstretched as though
welcoming a prodigal son. Alarmed again, Reich growled: "Are you deaf?" The
old man shook his head. "You speak English," Reich shouted. "You can hear me.
D'Courtney shook his head and tapped his throat. His mouth worked again. Rusty
sounds came; then words as faint as dust: "Ben . . . Dear Ben . . . Waited so long.
Now . . . Can't talk. My throat . . . Can't talk." Again he attempted to embrace ...
Before Reich's unbelieving eyes the entire staff shook their heads in mystification.
"D'Courtney on Mars!" Reich shouted. "On where, sir?" "Mars! Mars! M-A-R-S.
One of the ten planets. Fourth from the sun." Gripped by the returning terror,
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The first third or so of the novel is definitely the best part: how do you commit murder in a society where telepaths comprise a significant portion of the population? Bester has fun both devising a ... Read full review
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The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester Eight, sir; seven, sir; Six, sir; five, sir; Four, sir; three, sir; Two, sir; one! Read full review