The Demolished Man

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1996 - Fiction - 243 pages
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In the year 2301, the wealthiest man in the universe is determined to commit murder in a world in which telepaths are used to detect possible crimes before they can happen. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

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This first-Hugo winning novel has a lot of "what happens next?" power when I didn't dwell on the unlikely crime, or puzzling over how rare murder had supposedly become only for several to occur or be ... Read full review

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Can one of the richest men in the world get away with murder? It’s 2301, and in the twenty-fourth century there’s another source of power in addition to wealth: the Esper Guild. “An Esper 3 can peep ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER ONE
5
CHAPTER TWO
21
CHAPTER THREE
36
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About the author (1996)

ALFRED BESTER was born in 1913. His fiction career included writing for the pulp magazines, comics, radio, and television. His extraordinary book, The Demolished Man, was the first winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel and was followed by the brilliant novels The Stars My Destination, The Computer Connection, Golem100, and The Deceivers, and numerous short stories. Bester was honored by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America with a Grandmaster Award. He died in 1987.

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