One of the very best must-read SF novels of all time.
Alfred Bester (1913-87) was born in New York and educated at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia. He was a scriptwriter and journalist by profession but he set the science fiction world alight in the 1950s with THE DEMOLISHED MAN, THE STARS MY DESINTATION and his extraordinary short stories. He blazed a trail for the SF New Wave of the 1960s and the cyberpunk writers of the 1980s.
On everybody's list of the ten greatest SF novels. - Robert Silverberg.Considered by many to be the greatest single SF novel. - Samuel R Delany.A dazzling, dizzying, multi-pronged assault on the senses that leaves you breathless and forever altered. - James Lovegrove.One of the great SF novels of the 1950s. - Thomas M Disch.Science Fiction has produced only a few works of actual genius, and this is one of them. - Joe Haldeman.