New Release Books by Alfred Bester

Alfred Bester is the author of The Push of a Finger (2020), The Demolished Man (2018), The Big All-American Comic Book (1944-) #1 (2017), Comic Cavalcade (1942-) #11 (2017) and other 85 books.

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The Push of a Finger

release date: Jun 20, 2020
The Push of a Finger
The Push of a Finger—or a careless word, for that matter—can wreck the entire universe. Think not? Well, if it happened this way...

The Demolished Man

release date: Jan 08, 2018
The Demolished Man
ufeff#4 in the Millennium SF Masterworks series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written. The first Hugo Award winner for best novel in 1953. “One of the all-time classics of science fiction.”—Isaac Asimov “Bester''s two superb books have stood the test of time. For nearly sixty years they’ve held their place on everybody’s list of the ten greatest sf novels” —Robert Silverberg 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 telepath''s knowledge is a far cry from admissible evidence. 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.

The Big All-American Comic Book (1944-) #1

release date: Jul 27, 2017
The Big All-American Comic Book (1944-) #1
This issue collects some of your favorite adventures with Wonder Woman, Hop Harrigan, Johnny Thunder and many more!

Comic Cavalcade (1942-) #11

release date: Jun 01, 2017
Comic Cavalcade (1942-) #11
Wonder Woman arrives in Paradise Island after being informed that the Cheetah had escaped and supposedly drowned in the ocean. However, the Cheetah stows away in the Invisible Plane, returns to the Man''s World, and impersonates her twin, Claudia, capturing Steve and Wonder Woman.

Redemolished

release date: Apr 30, 2014
Redemolished
ufeff“Bester’s two superb books have stood the test of time. For nearly sixty years they’ve held their place on everybody’s list of the ten greatest sf novels” —Robert Silverberg Before his untimely death in 1987, Alfred Bester had established himself as one of the world’s greatest science fiction writers. From radio to television, short fiction to full-length novels, he created a body of work that will be continued to be enjoyed by generations of readers for all time. Now, Redemolished brings together, for the first time in one volume, the full range of his genius: The never before printed, complete 3,000 word prologue of his classic novel The Demolished Man (Winner of the first Hugo Award); The extraordinace-fiction tale, “Hell is Forever,” and Bester’s shocking pre-cyberpunk stories, such as “The Four Hour Fuge.” Included in this special edition are Bester’s writings on such noted celebrities as Woody Allen, Rex Stout, and Isaac Asimov.

Golem 100

release date: Aug 02, 2018
Golem 100
"Very few writers of any kind have anything like his inventiveness, audacity, and sparkling language."--Poul Anderson Alfred Bester, one of the great names and contemporary science fiction, author of the classic novels The Stars My Destinationand The Demolished Man, has produced what can only be called another revolution in science fiction, once again transcending the boundaries of the conventional in favor of the brilliant. In the American mega-city of the future, a group of charming ladies is meeting regularly to entertain themselves. One of their most diverting games is an attempt to raise the Devil through ancient rituals. Of course they don''t believe they''ll actually succeed. Nor do they, precisely; for rather than summoning an old demon, these enchanting ladies manage to create a new one: Golem 100, a manifestation of the collective unconscious that goes on a rampage of rape, torture, and murder. Only the ladies don''t see the connection between the grim events and what they have done... and the Golem continues to grow.... Three people join forces to track down the monster: Gretchen Nunn, a woman whose vision extends beyond its normal senses; Blaise Shima, her chemist lover, and the doubting Police Subadar Ind''dni. Their hunt leads them through real and subliminal worlds of dazzling visual and verbal intensity, as Bester presents a new form of narration in a mad race through a text that has become a series of graphic images laced with dialogue. As the hunters venture deeper and deeper into the Golem''s subworld, the chase becomes more thrilling--and the monster''s true identity becomes a secret some would prefer not to have revealed. Science fiction, fantasy, psychological thriller, innovative literature, Golem 100fulfills Alfred Bester''s promise as a significant writer for our time and beyond.

The Starcomber

release date: Dec 06, 2013
The Starcomber
Take two parts of Beelzebub, two of Israfel, one of Monte Cristo, one of Cyrano, mix violently, season with mystery and you have Mr. Solon Aquila. He is tall, gaunt, sprightly in manner, bitter in expression, and when he laughs his dark eyes turn into wounds. His occupation is unknown. He is wealthy without visible means of support. He is seen everywhere and understood nowhere.

Psycho Shop

release date: Jun 17, 2013
Psycho Shop
ufeff“A dark acid curio, brisk, fast, memorable, a rare improvisational duet from two of our best.”—Greg Bear “Alfred Bester was one of the handful of writers who invented modern science fiction.” —Harry Harrison, author of Adventures of the Stanless Steel Rat “Let there be light, and let there always be Roger Zelazny.”—Philip José Farmer, author of To Your Scattered Bodies Go From Publishers Weekly: This odd novel, left incomplete when Bester died in 1987, was finished by Zelazny, who himself died in 1995. In his introduction, Bear refers to Bester (The Deceivers) and Zelazny (Donnerjack) as masters of SF jazz, geniuses of improvisation, and the book has that feel to it. The plot is full of bizarre twists and turns. Neat ideas surface and disappear in an eyeblink and characters transform radically from one page to the next. Alf Noir, an investigative reporter, is sent to Rome to look into the mysterious Black Place of the Soul-Changer and its enigmatic proprietor, Adam Maser. Alf discovers that Maser is a Psychbroker, a sort of pawnbroker of the spirit, dealing in emotions, talents and psychological traits. Want more courage, the ability to see into the infrared, an understanding of ancient Persian? Maser will trade it to you for your mind-reading ability, or a rare coin, or perhaps for the secret of the collective unconscious. Alf discovers that Maser isn''t human, but a highly evolved cat from the far future. Nothing is what it seems and no one can be trusted, not even Maser''s sexy assistant, an evolved snake with whom Alf has an affair. There''s much fun to be had here, but the book doesn''t represent either writer in top form. Bester''s style in the first part of the novel seems dated, and things don''t gel until Zelazny takes over halfway through the book. Vintage has brought Bester''s finest work back into print, and for this it deserves praise, but this novel is most likely to appeal to Zelazny''s much larger readership.

The Complete Alfred Bester's Stars My Destination

release date: Oct 01, 2012
The Complete Alfred Bester's Stars My Destination
Special hardcover limited edition of the graphic novel adaptation of Alfred Bester''s The Stars My Destination. This production is one of the first sophisticated "full color" American graphic novels first published in 1979. #5 in the Millennium SF Masterworks series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written. "Science fiction has only produced a few works of actual genius, and this is one of them"-Joe Haldeman "Bester at the peak of his powers is, quite simply, unbeatable" -James Lovegrove 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. When it comes to pop culture, Alfred Bester (1913-1987) is something of an unsung hero. He wrote radio scripts, screenplays, and comic books (in which capacity he created the original Green Lantern Oath). But Bester is best known for his science-fiction novels, and The Stars My Destination may be his finest creation. With its sly potshotting at corporate skullduggery, The Stars My Destination seems utterly contemporary, and has maintained its status as an underground classic for fifty years. (Bester fans should also note that iPicturebooks has reprinted The Demolished Man, which won the very first Hugo Award in 1953.) 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.

The Stars My Destination

release date: Jun 06, 2011
The Stars My Destination
ufeff#5 in the Millennium SF Masterworks series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written. “Science fiction has only produced a few works of actual genius, and this is one of them.” —Joe Haldeman #5 in the Millennium SF Masterworks series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written. “Science fiction has only produced a few works of actual genius, and this is one of them.” —Joe Haldeman "Bester at the peak of his powers is, quite simply, unbeatable” —James Lovegrove 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. When it comes to pop culture, Alfred Bester (1913-1987) is something of an unsung hero. He wrote radio scripts, screenplays, and comic books (in which capacity he created the original Green Lantern Oath). But Bester is best known for his science-fiction novels, and The Stars My Destination may be his finest creation. With its sly potshotting at corporate skullduggery, The Stars My Destination seems utterly contemporary, and has maintained its status as an underground classic for fifty years. (Bester fans should also note that iBooks has reprinted ReDemolished, which won the very first Hugo Award in 1953.)

The Computer Connection

release date: Feb 11, 2010
The Computer Connection
ufeffAlfred 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.

The Deceivers

release date: Feb 11, 2010
The Deceivers
“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.” —Harlan Ellison “Alfred Bester was one of a handful of writers who invented modern science fiction.” —Harry Harrison, author of The Stainless Steel Rat Alfred Bester took readers where none had gone before in his seminal fifties novel, The Stars My Destination— the story of a young man''s desperate journey from adolescence to most-wanted-man of the 25th century. In The Deceivers, Bester reinvented the space opera for the late 20th century. The hero is Rogue Winter—King of the Maori Commandos... His lover is the beautiful Demi Jeroux, who has been kidnapped by... The villainous, demonic Manchu Duke of Death. Rogue must search through the entire solar system to find the missing Demi Jeroux, from the Paradise of Carnal Pleasures to the bloody torture chambers of Triton. It is in the subterranean chambers beneath the surface of Triton that the key to the whole adventure lies. Buried here is the sole source of the newly discovered Meta-crystals, which hold the secret to unlimited energy for all mankind. Demi Jeroux is merely a pawn in the Duke of Death''s gambit to seize control of the crystals and place the entire solar system at his mercy. Rogue''s final confrontation with the Duke will determine not only the fate of his beloved, but the future of the system and its freedom from the evil Manchu Empire.

The Flowered Thundermug

release date: Dec 01, 2008
The Flowered Thundermug
Alfred Bester skewers the 20th Century in this piercing science fictional look back at our age from a remote future. Join the Artsy-Crafty Kid, Jane Tarzan, Edward G. Robinson, and other characters on an adventure beyond our wildest reality!

Who He?

release date: Sep 01, 2007
Who He?
Alfred Bester, author of the classic science fiction novels "The Demolished Man" and "The Stars My Destination," also penned this "lost" mainstream novel. "Who He?" is a lunatic variety show.one that started out as a panel quiz show and ended as comedy.

Virtual Unrealities

release date: Jan 01, 1997
Virtual Unrealities
A collection of short fiction by the pioneering science fiction master includes seventeen tales--two previously unpublished--that deal with a young man whose phenomenal good luck has unexpected consequences and a warlock who practices on Park Avenue. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Spec-lit

release date: Jan 01, 1998
Spec-lit
Spec-Lit is an anthology showcasing the science fiction stories of Columbia College students and other Chicago area writers.

Green Lantern

release date: Jan 01, 2020
Green Lantern
DC celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Emerald Knight with this new hardcover collection of the best Green Lantern tales across the decades! This new hardcover celebrates the legacy of Green Lantern, from the debut of Alan Scott in 1940, to the character''s rebirth in 1959 as test pilot Hal Jordan-part of a vast Green Lantern Corps that serves justice across the galaxy-to John Stewart, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, Jessica Cruz, and beyond. Included in this title are some of the greatest Green Lantern tales ever, featuring stories and art by comics'' top talents.

Alfred Bester's The Stars My Destination

release date: Jan 01, 1992
Alfred Bester's The Stars My Destination
In this pulse-quickening novel, Alfred Bester imagines a future in which people "jaunte" a thousand miles with a single thought, where the rich barricade themselves in labyrinths and protect themselves with radioactive hit men--and where an inarticulate outcast is the most valuable and dangerous man alive.

An Alfred Bester Omnibus - the Demolished Man; Tiger! Tiger! The Dark Side of the Earth

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