The Computer Connection

The Computer Connection

by Alfred Bester
     
 

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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

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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. SUMMARY: 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'll 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? .You can share your thoughts about Alfred Bester's The Computer Connection in the new ibooks virtual readers' group at ibooksinc.com.

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Bookletter
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781876963552
Publisher:
ibooks, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
786,768
File size:
305 KB

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Harlan Ellison
Alfred Bester was, and remains, long after his passing, the preeminent Class Act of imaginative literature. Bester was the mountain, all the rest of us merely climbers toward that peak.

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