Authors > Alfred Bester

During the 1940s Alfred Bester began his career writing for the pulp magazine Thrilling Wonder Stories. He then worked as a scripter for the comics, radio, and television markets for such characters as the Shadow, Superman, Batman, Charlie Chan, and Nick Carter. During the 1950s, he returned to prose and created some of the greatest science fiction stories of that era.

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The Demolished Man

In a world policed by telepaths, Ben Reich plans to commit a crime that hasn't been heard of in 70 years: murder. That's the only option left for Reich, whose company is losing a 10-year death struggle with rival D'Courtney Enterprises. Terrorized in his dreams by The Man With No Face and driven to the edge after D'Courtney refuses a merger offer, Reich murders his rival and bribes a high-ranking telepath to help him cover his tracks. But while police prefect Lincoln Powell knows Reich is guilty, his telepa

Year: 1953     Genre: Police ProceduralScience Fiction

The Stars My Destination

A trailblazing novel of interplanetary intrigue and adventure that pits a solitary renegade against the empire builders of the next millennium. Marooned in outer space after an attack on his ship, Nomad, Gulliver Foyle lives to obsessively pursue the crew of a rescue vessel that had intended to leave him to die.

Year: 1957     Genre: Action & Adventure SF

Dec 18, 1913 -- Sep 30, 1987
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-- -- Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester Science FictionShort Stories
-- -- 1953The Demolished Man Police ProceduralScience Fiction, Telepathy
-- -- 1957The Stars My Destination Action & Adventure SF