Marking his place in the code book, Reich flipped the v-phone on and said to the image of the interoffice operator . The screen dazzled and cut to a smoky room cluttered with books and coils of tape.
Marking his place in the code book, Reich flipped the v-phone on and said to the image of the interoffice operator: "Get me Code. A bleached man in a faded shirt glanced at the screen, then leaped to attention.
Bester's two superb books have stood the test of time. Isaac Asimov Alfred Bester wrote with the pedal to the floor and the headlights on full beam. For nearly sixty years they've held their place on everybody's list of the ten greatest sf novels -Robert Silverberg One of the all-time classics of science fiction. His work combined erudition with an unparalleled imaginative inventiveness. Bester was writing cyberpunk while William Gibson was still running around zapping the other kids at school with a toy raygun. James Lovegrove In a world policed by telepaths.
The Demolished Man is a science fiction novel by American writer Alfred Bester, which was the first Hugo Award winner in 1953. An example of inverted detective story, it was first serialized in three parts, beginning with the January 1952 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction, followed by publication of the novel in 1953. Bester's title was Demolition!, but Gold talked him out of it.
The Demolished Man book. American author Alfred Bester's 1953 zooming supersonic science fiction crime thriller The Demolished Man features power- hungry Ben Reich, corporate tycoon a la Jonas Cord from The Carpetbaggers, moving and shaking and shooting he way through 24th Century New York City and beyond. Action and more action - enough unexpected zigzags to keep any reader guessing.
He is best remembered for his science fiction, including The Demolished Man, winner of the inaugural Hugo Award in 1953. Science fiction author Harry Harrison wrote, "Alfred Bester was one of the handful of writers who invented modern science fiction.
Concussion! The vault doors burst open. Who's that? Who's inside the vault? Oh God! The Man With No Face! Looking. Run, or I'll miss the Paris Pneumatique and that exquisite girl with her flower face and figure of passion. There's time if I run. But that isn't the Guard before the gate. Oh Christ! The Man With No Face. But I'm not screaming
Since then, for me, 'The Demolished Man' has become a comfort book. The Demolished Man' (winner of the inaugural Hugo award on publication in 1953) is an American cop novel set in the future, a genre combination later exploited by Philip K Dick and William Gibson.
Since then, for me, 'The Demolished Man' has become a comfort book. All writers should have them. For Bester, familiar police procedures are given an original edge because the investigating cop, Lincoln Powell, P. 1, is a first grade ESPER. Download the new Indpendent Premium app. Sharing the full story, not just the headlines.
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Alfred Bester was among the first important authors of contemporary science fiction. grandmaster, a reputation that was ratified by the Science Fiction Writers of America shortly before his death.
Ben Reich, a psychopathic business magnate, has devised the ultimate scheme to eliminate the competition and destroy the order of his society. The Demolished Man is a masterpiece of imaginative suspense, set in a superbly imagined world in which everything has changed except the ancient instinct for murder.