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Alfred Bester

The Demolished Man   The Stars My Destination

I found The Stars, My Destination to be a great read. It featured a main character of questionable moral character and a pretty corrupt world in general. Sounds depressing, doesn't it, but Bester has a twist to the story that will give you a whole different perspective the second time through. This story could be described as a precursor to William Gibson's Neuromancer with its antihero.

I enjoyed The Stars, My Destination enough to pick up The Demolished Man, which was actually written first. Thus, I read them in reverse order, but no harm done. I thoroughly enjoyed both books, even though everyone is painted in various dark shades of gray, full of flaws and realism. These stories were ahead of their time in their storytelling.

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