May 2010 Archives
First published in 1944 then revised in 1959 (with topical references to World War II removed), Theodore Sturgeon's classic novella Killdozer! is an exciting action packed thriller that builds up slowly at first before it ends in an explosive climax. An eight man construction crew on a Pacific island begin getting killed off one by one. As the survivors begin turning on each other, it's revealed that some kind of sentient energy being from a long-lost civilization has "possessed" a bulldozer and is picking off the remaining crew members one by one until...
Almost sixty years after it was first published, Alfred Bester's The Demolished Man (reserve it here) is still one of the most suspenseful, exciting and nail-biting thrillers you'll ever read. Set in the 24th century, the book revolves around an Earth that, besides possessing fantastic technology and the ability to travel to other planets the way you and I would to the next state, almost everyone has developed extra sensory perception (ESP) and, depending on their particular range, can "peep" into the minds of their fellow beings. Crime, especially homicide, is pretty much defunct, with the most highly developed "espers" using their abilities for law enforcement purposes and generally keeping the peace.
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