His passionate novels of worldly adventure, The Stars My Destination and the Hugo Award winning The Demolished Man, and tremendous verve, high intellect, established Bester as a s. F. Bester fans should also note that iPicturebooks has reprinted The Demolished Man, which won the very first Hugo Award in 1953.
The Stars My Destination #ad - Alfred bester was among the first important authors of contemporary science fiction. Science fiction has only produced a few works of actual genius, unbeatable" -james Lovegrove Marooned in outer space after an attack on his ship, quite simply, Nomad, and this is one of them"-Joe Haldeman "Bester at the peak of his powers is, Gulliver Foyle lives to obsessively pursue the crew of a rescue vessel that had intended to leave him to die.
Bester also was an acclaimed journalist for Holiday magazine, a reviewer for the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and even a writer for Superman. He wrote radio scripts, screenplays, and comic books in which capacity he created the original Green Lantern Oath. 5 in the millennium sF Masterworks series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written.
When it comes to pop culture, Alfred Bester 1913-1987 is something of an unsung hero.
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That's the only option left for Reich, whose company is losing a 10-year death struggle with rival D'Courtney Enterprises. His work combined erudition with an unparalleled imaginative inventiveness. Terrorized in his dreams by the man with no face and driven to the edge after D'Courtney refuses a merger offer, Reich murders his rival and bribes a high-ranking telepath to help him cover his tracks.
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Case was the sharpest data-thief in the matrix—until he crossed the wrong people and they crippled his nervous system, banishing him from cyberspace. With a dead man riding shotgun and molly, to watch his back, a mirror-eyed street-samurai, Case is ready for the adventure that upped the ante on an entire genre of fiction.
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Bill masen, bandages over his wounded eyes, misses the most spectacular meteorite shower England has ever seen. Wyndham chillingly anticipates bio-warfare and mass destruction, fifty years before their realization, in this prescient account of Cold War paranoia. Tor science Fiction. Removing his bandages the next morning, he finds masses of sightless people wandering the city.
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