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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.
Teach Godliness and shame and blood and— No. Wait. I—" He stopped short
and shook his head like a bull trying to cast off a halter of delirium. "Ben," D'
Courtney whispered in horror. "Listen, Ben . . ." "You've been at my throat for ten
Fourth from the sun." Gripped by the returning terror, Reich bellowed incoherently
. "Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars! Mars! Mars! A hundred and
forty-one million miles from the sun, Mars!" Again the staff shook their heads.
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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