The Computer Connection Author:Alfred Bester "Fresh, witty, and totally original, developments are clever and quick. Bester writes with wit and energy, and he is unendingly inventive. The treatment of ideas in The Computer Connection is unique, as is its social consciousness and Satire. — Alfred Bester's first science fiction novel since The Stars my Destination is a major event, a breath... more »takingly fast-moving adventure story set in Earth's future. A band of immortals - 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 the group's help, gains control of Extro, the computer that controls all mechanical activity on Earth. The plan is 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 evil. The task of the merry band suddenly becomes a fight in deadly earnest for Earth's survival. Sequoya Guess, whom they love, must be killed. And how do you kill an immortal?
The Computer Connection is a jam-packed science fiction novel - space travel, time travel, immortality, a super computer, a hideous monster, with, insanity, intelligence, a non-stop story and unforgettagle characters. Merely what Alfred Bester's readers have been expecting for nearly two decades.« less