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Alfred Bester
Birth date: December 18, 1913
Died: September 30, 1987
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 1 year ago
(Original Review, 1980-08-15)Some months ago I made the mistake of purchasing a copy of Alfred Bester's GOLEM-100. I quickly found out that the only redeeming feature of this book is the art inside, and you can get that for free by simply opening the book at the bookstand. I have never finished GOLE...
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Romance and other things rated it 3 years ago
In a world policed by telepaths, Ben Reich plans to commit a crime that hasn't been heard of in 70 years: murder. That's the only option left for Reich, whose company is losing a 10-year death struggle with rival D'Courtney Enterprises. Terrorized in his dreams by The Man With No Face and driven to ...
CDRBill rated it 3 years ago
This is a sixty year old story about committing premeditated murder in a precognitive society. I loved the story of the planning and setup for the murder by Ben Reich. And he probably would have gotten away with it but for one small slip of the tongue!The book is dated in some of the societal concep...
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Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 3 years ago
In this pulse-quickening novel, Alfred Bester imagines a future in which people "jaunte" a thousand miles with a single thought, where the rich barricade themselves in labyrinths and protect themselves with radioactive hit men - and where an inarticulate outcast is the most valuable and dangerous ma...
XLeptodactylous rated it 5 years ago
This kid has some real issues, not least the fact that someone else is being a bit more successful than he is. So obviously he had to murder him, because hard work is just too much like hard work. But oh WAIT. Not only is murder illegal, it's also impossible because the police can read minds. But th...
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