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"Before surgery really got started, there used to be a handicapped group called
deaf-mutes." "No-hear no-talk?" "That's it. They communicated by a manual sign
language. That meant they couldn't communicate with anybody but deaf-mutes.
He couldn't talk, let alone eat gook." "Hell and damnation. We need that weapon .
. . whatever it is." Powell fingered the sheaf of field reports, staring at the waxen
body, whistling a crooked tune. He remembered hearing an audio-book once ...
"I don't care what the scoundrels call themselves," T'sung H'sai roared. "They're a
gang of selfish, self- seeking reactionaries. Talk to me about purity of the race,
will they? Talk to me about aristocracy, will they? I'll talk to them. I'll fill their ears.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Stevil2001 - LibraryThing
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