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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really enjoyed this unique use of sci-fi with phycology twisted in; also like how he used Ecclesiastes hint plus the other multiple references he makes to a variety of things throughout Read full review

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In a future where the law is staffed by telepaths, how can you plot a murder? Ben Reich thinks he’s found a way. Does he succeed? You’ll have to read the book to find out, and I envy anyone their first reading of this classic of science fiction. 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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