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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 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. But while police prefect Lincoln Powell knows Reich is guilty, his telepath's knowledge is a far cry from admissible evidence. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The first half of the book was pretty good, developing a vivid and gritty futuristic world where telepaths are a part of the human population. Read morePublished on June 28 2004
Alfred Bester's The Demolished Man remains an engaging, well-written novel even long after it was first published. Read morePublished on June 8 2004 by Amazon Customer
Well, to start a review of a first Hugo winner, one would need to compose ones mind, to agree with himslef what he has to say to other readers... Read morePublished on Feb. 2 2004 by Matko Vladanovic
I assume that you have heard of this book. If you haven't read
it but plan to do so "some day," today should be the day. Read more
Still better than the best after all these years.
Some complain that the Freudianim of this book is wrong. Read more
classic pulp scifi. a fantastic read, well written, entertaining, thought provoking, engaging...too bad the author didn't spend his whole career writing scifi! Read morePublished on May 25 2003 by zolo
The Demolished Man is my first Alfred Bester novel. And I was very impressed with it. It has the delicious characteristics of being a mystery novel in a futuristic (24th century)... Read morePublished on Sept. 19 2002 by lazza
I have been reading science fiction for the last twenty years. How is it that I missed out on this treasure? Read morePublished on Sept. 10 2002 by D. Austin