Transmaniacon Author:John Shirley Ben Rackey - Foremost Professional Irritant, remarkable in acting both as burglar and inciter in the bizarre and pleasure-seeking world of the 22nd century is a fearless, ruthless man of ingenuity, completely overwhelmed with his own strength. His latest and most dangerous assignment is to steal The Exciter. — The Exciter - a dangerous and fragi... more »le device for the augmentation of the telepathic transfer of mania. By seeking out and amplifying strong, hostile human emotions, the exciter can turn a street brawl into a raging mob and a border skirmish into a full-scale war. As soon as Ben has possession of it he will have the power to destroy The Barrier.
The Barrier - Conceived as the perfect defense against nuclear, biological and chemical warfare, it was activated in 1989, an invisible screen of densely flowing ions entirely enclosing the continental zone labeled "The United States". Once the barrier is demolished Ben can escape Transmaniacon.« less