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Bester, Alfred

Alfred Bester (December 18, 1913 – September 30, 1987) was an American science fiction author, TV and radio scriptwriter, magazine editor and scripter for comic strips and comic books. Though successful in all these fields, he is probably best remembered today for his work as a science fiction author, and as the winner of the first Hugo Award in 1953 for his novel The Demolished Man.

  • Bester, Alfred

    The Computer Connection

    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?