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ISBN: 0671039016
Author: Alfred Bester
Language: English
Publisher: I Books (February 1, 2000)
Pages: 272
Category: Science Fiction
Subcategory: Fantasy
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 645
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The computer connection. Alfred Bester was born in New York in 1913.

The computer connection. After attending the University of Pennsylvania, he sold several stories to Thrilling Wonder Stories in the early 1940s. He then embarked on a career as a scripter for comics, radio, and television, where he worked on such classic characters as Superman, Batman, Nick Carter, Charlie Chan, Tom Corbett, and the Shadow.

He is best remembered for his science fiction, including The Demolished Man, winner of the inaugural Hugo Award in 1953. Science fiction author Harry Harrison wrote, "Alfred Bester was one of the handful of writers who invented modern science fiction.

The Computer Connection book. They are classics worthy of study, as well as just good books. Then, he stopped writing novels for many years.

Only 8 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by richards rarities. 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.

Fee-5 began a quiet howl. Borgia gave me a black look of despair, went to the sterilizer, and took out tools. She knelt alongside Sequoya and poised a scalpel for primary incision. Suddenly his chest rose to meet the point.

THE COMPUTER CONNECTION by Alfred Bester. Published by BERKLEY PUBLISHING CORPORATION Distributed by G. P. PUTNAM’S SONS, NEW YORK.

A band of immortal-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 group's help, gain control of Extro, the supercomputer that controls all mechanical activity on Earth. THE COMPUTER CONNECTION by Alfred Bester.

The Computer Connection by Alfred Bester To the Three B’s 1 I tore down the Continental Shelf off the Bogue Bank while the pogo made periscope hops trying to track me. Endless plains of salt flats like the steppes of Central Russia (music by Borodin here); mounds of salts where the new breed. Endless plains of salt flats like the steppes of Central Russia (music by Borodin here); mounds of salts where the new breed of prospector was sieving for rare earths; towers of venomous vapors on the eastern horizon where the pumping stations were sucking up more of the Atlantic and extracting deuteriu. A band of immortals recruit physicist Sequoya Guess - who gains control of Extro, the super-computer that controls all mechanical activity on Earth. But the task of the merry suddenly becomes a fight for the future of Earth. Sequoya Guess must be killed. And how do you kill an immortal? Serialized in Analog Science Fiction (Nov, Dec 1974, Jan 1975) as The Indian Giver, later published in book form as The Computer Connection. Nominated for Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1975.

Alfred Bester's first science fiction novel since The Stars My Destination was a major event-a fast-moving adventure story set in Earth's future. A band of immortal-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 group's help, gain control of Extro, the supercomputer that controls all mechanical activity on Earth. They plan 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 malevolent. The task of the merry band suddenly becomes a fight in deadly earnest for the future of Earth. .

Comments:

Mr.Champions
Bester's reputation is based on his first two novels in the 1950's. They were the kind of stories that stick in your head for half a century or more. The same cannot be said for "The Computer Connection". It was determines slog to not cast it aside before the mid-point. Only the memory of his earlier work kept me going. Maybe in 1975 when it was published it would have seemed to have had more energy, more novelty, whatever. In 2017 it's just ho him. This is terribly ironic because "The Demolished Man" seems incapable of aging though it was much earlier.

My edition had a glowing intro by Harlan Ellison. Normally my opinion of Ellison's opinions is favorable, but this time not so much. However, upon further thought I think that The Computer Connection been edited down to one third the length, i.e., a novella, it would fit quite happily in to one the Dangerous Visions volumes. It has the feeling of that brief era.

Sadly, if like me you have read Bester's two early novels and want more you should stifle your yearning and be grateful for that experience. That's all there is or will be. Accept it.
Shistus
I loved Demolished Man and Stars My Destination. This book though is just plain nuts. A demented combination of late Heinlein, Phil Farmer, and William S Burroughs, the story is a little difficult to follow. It involves some immortals, an evil computer, and the end of the world, but that doesn't really do it justice. The language, known as XX (for 20th century), takes a while to get used to. Some political incorrectiveness (including every slang term for Native American) as well as outmoded computer "dialog" has not aged well. Nevertheless both themes of the book (immortality and AI) have relevance today. Not sure the author wasn't on drugs when he wrote this however.
Jorad
I am a big fan of Alfred Bester, and I had often read that this book was one of his lesser titles. I have to say, I enjoyed it immensely. This book has more ideas in one chapter than many authors have in their entire catalog. If you have read a decent amount of science fiction, and don't mind just rolling with a tale, I think you'll enjoy this book. If you like predictable structure and direct storylines-- stay away, you'll just be confused and disappointed.
Ballalune
Bester's neglected masterpiece.
Drelajurus
Bester is a great writer!
Jugore
I read this after being blown away by The Stars My Destination and The Demolished Man and I was completely underwhelmed by The Computer Connection. Sometimes I feel like Bester tries and fails to channel Vonnegut, which seems particularly timely since Cat's Cradle and Breakfast of Champions were contemporaries of Connection. While Vonnegut feels adroit with unusual structure, I just ended up confused. I feel like a chump judging an author who wrote two of the best pieces of sci-fi I have ever read, but the plot of Connection was weak and a bit old hat. By the mid 70s I dont think the concept of plucky protagonist waging conflict against an all-seeing AI was all that novel, and Bester's characters felt too flat to sympathize with their plight.
Maveri
Great book.
This the 4th book by Bester that I have read, after "The Demolished Man”, "Who He?” and "The Stars My Destination”. The first three were written in the 1950s, while "The Computer Connection” was published in 1975. "The Demolished Man” won the Hugo award, and the "The Computer Connection” was nominated for both the Hugo award and the Nebula award. "The Demolished Man” and "The Stars My Destination” were both re-published in the SF Masterworks series.

This book is meant to be a romp - funny, witty and fast-moving. But despite Bester’s credentials, this book is surprising amateurish. It lacks originality, and at times it is silly to the point of being ridiculous. But there are many Bester fans. If you loved his earlier works, then there is a fair chance you’ll like this one too. Personally, I think this is the last Bester book I will bother reading.

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