Bester, Alfred

Bester, Alfred - The Demolished Man

The Demolished Man won the first 1953 Hugo Award for Best Novel and placed second for the year's International Fantasy Award for fiction. The Orion Publishing Group chose the novel as its fourteenth selection for it series SF Masterworks in 1999.

In a world in which the police have telepathic powers, how do you get away with murder?

Ben Reichs heads a huge 24th century business empire, spanning the solar system. He is also an obsessed, driven man determined to murder a rival.

To avoid capture, in a society where murderers can be detected even before they commit their crime, is the greatest challenge of his life.

Easton Press Edition

Bester, Alfred - Tiger!, Tiger!

Alfred Bester imagines a future in which people "jaunte" a thousand miles with a single thought, where the rich barricade themselves in labyrinths and protect themselves with radioactive hit men - and where an inarticulate outcast is the most valuable and dangerous man alive.

An extremely scarce title, a first Uk printing published by Sidgwick and Jackson in 1956 , the first hardcover edition of Bester's best-known novel, preceding the US edition, which was published as "The Stars My Destination." 

The book lacking the original jacket comes with a new beautiful facsimile cover from Facsimile Dust  Jackets L.L.C. 

EDITION: First edition, first print. 1956

PUBLISHER: Sidgwick and Jackson

BINDING: Hardcover with Dust Jacket

The book is in good condition, with what appears as old tape marks and book sellers stamp and number on the front page area  and the tape stain has progressed through to the second page. The tape marks are repeated on the end pages, no further inscriptions or stamps noted. No marks to board exteriors. Age toned pages and slight spine roll.  The dust jacket is as described above.