Computer Connection

Computer Connection

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A group of merry immortals request the help of the Cherokee physicist, Dr. Sequoya Guess to gain control of Extro, the Supercomputer that controls mechanical activity on Earth. With Extro's help they plan to rid the Earth of political repression and produce supermen out of ordinary human beings. But, Extro turns malevolent and the experiment soon turns into a deadly fight for Earth's future. Alfred Bester's first science fiction novel since The Stars My Destination was a major event-a fast-moving adventure story set in Earth's future. A band of immortal-as charming a bunch of eccentrics as you will ever come across-recruit a new member, the brilliant Cherokee physicist Sequoya Guess. Dr Guess, with group's help, gain control of Extro, the supercomputer that controls all mechanical activity on Earth. They plan to rid Earth of political repression and to further Guess's researches-which may lead to a great leap in human evolution to produce a race of supermen. But Extro takes over Guess instead and turns malevolent. The task of the merry band suddenly becomes a fight in deadly earnest for the future of Earth. .Sequoya Guess, whom they love, must be killed.And how do you kill an immortal?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 155 x 230 x 20.32mm | 434g
  • ibooks Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0671039016
  • 9780671039011
  • 841,156

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Alfred Bester's first science fiction novel since The Stars My Destination was a major event -- a fast-moving adventure story set in Earth's future. A band of immortals -- as charming a bunch of eccentrics as you'll ever come across -- recruit a new member, the brilliant Cherokee physicist Sequoya Guess. Dr. Guess, with the group's help, gains control of Extro, the super-computer that controls all mechanical activity on Earth. They plan to rid Earth of political repression and to further Guess's researches -- which may lead to a great leap in human evolution to produce a race of supermen. But Extro takes over Guess instead and turns malevolent. The task of the merry band suddenly becomes a fight in deadly earnest for the future of Earth.

Sequoya Guess, whom they love, must be killed. And how do you kill an immortal?

THE COMPUTER CONNECTION is a jam-packed extraordinary science fiction novel -- what Alfred Bester's readers have been experiencing for over five decades.
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Review quote

"Fresh, witty, and totally original ... developments are clever and quick. Bester writes with wit and energy, and he is unendingly inventive. The treatment of ideas in The Computer Connection is unique, as is its social consciousness and satire".

-- Bookletter
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About Alfred Bester

Alfred Bester was among the first important authors of contemporary science fiction. His passionate novels of worldly adventure, high intellect, and tremendous verve, The Stars My Destination and the Hugo Award winning The Demolished Man, established Bester as a s.f. grandmaster, a reputation that was ratified by the Science Fiction Writers of America shortly before his death. 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.
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1,072 ratings
3.47 out of 5 stars
5 19% (203)
4 31% (329)
3 33% (359)
2 13% (141)
1 4% (40)
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