Scanners Author:Leon Whitson The Mind Force. . . — The volunteer's face took on a demonic cast, his eyes flicking open like a snake focusing for the kill. then his cheeks began to swell, his clenched fists drumming on the table top in agony. As the other man's scanning force became more and more intense, more and more concentrated, the volunteer's tie oppped from his swoll... more »en neck. He lunged back and forth in his chair, wirthing in the trap of the other man's power.
Suddenly a strange sound filled the auditorium, a kind of whirring, whooping, high-pitched electronic squealing. It was inhuman, terrifying.
The speaker clawed at his flesh, tearing at his own cheeks as the scan tone electrified his entire head. The scan rushed through his brain, blowing all its circuits. He blurted in terror and anguish, "No!"
His eyes popped wide open in one last desperate appeal against the torment. He tried to rise from his chair, but it was too late. His entire skull exploded. . .« less