A Plague of Pythons Author:Frederik Pohl He was possessed. — He had raped and murdered a helpless creature and the town had put him on trial for his life, not believing his story (as, however, they had hundreds of others) that he couldn't have stopped himself. He had been "possessed." — But by what? — What was the dreadful power that gripped people haphazardly and at random, causing th... more »em to commit monstrous crimes and then returning them to a normal life?
He didn't know.
But, if he could escape the hangman, he was prepared to spend his life finding out.« less