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She ran past Powell in a straight line, stopped abruptly and reached out as
though grasping a doorknob. She turned the knob, thrust an imaginary door open
and burst forward, yellow hair flying, dark eyes wide with alarm ... A lightning
flash of ...
Alfred Bester. went to the stairs, started to mount them, and then stopped in mid-
stride as though he had been pole-axed. Someone was watching him. She was
at the head of the stairs, kneeling and peeping through the bannisters like a child.
After a long pause, she said in a low voice: "Help, Barbara." He nodded again. "
Who shouted that?" "Why, it was — " Suddenly she stopped. "It wasn't Ben Reich.
He wouldn't be yelling for help. He didn't need help. Who did?" "My ... My father.
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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