The Demolished Man

Author:Alfred Bester
Illustrator:Mark Reinsberg
Year Printed:1953
Number Printed:5000
Book Cost:$3.00

By Alfred Bester, 1953, Pp.250, $3.00. 5000 copies printed. Jacket by Mark Reinsberg.

Reprints: Shasta, 2500 copies, 1955. SF Book Club, 1954, from Shasta plates but cheaper made, BCE note on jacket and no edition or printing info. on copyright page. Reprinted in hard and paper worldwide to this day.

Mind-reading cops versus a criminal mastermind; the ultimate Freudian mystery, with the cop as sick as the crook, but nice problem of how to commit murder when your mind's an open book. Considered one of the field's classics.

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