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The Terminal Man

Crichton, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0394447689 / ISBN 13: 9780394447681
Editorial: Alfred A. Knopf, U.S.A., 1972
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Booked Experiences (Burlington, ON, Canada)

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pp.247 with bibliography. clean tight copy with minuscule edge and corner wear pictorial endpapers, gold cloth on spine with The Terminal man embossed on covers, top edge yellow, minuscule wear to spine edges and some small creases to spines of d/j Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 019922

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Título: The Terminal Man

Editorial: Alfred A. Knopf, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 1972

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Edición: First.

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Sinopsis:

From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a neurological thriller about the dangers of cutting-edge medical experimentation.

Harry Benson suffers from violent seizures. So violent that he often blacks out when they take hold. Shortly after severely beating two men during an episode, the police escort Benson to a Los Angeles hospital for treatment. There, Dr. Roger McPherson, head of the prestigious Neuropsychiatric Research Unit, is convinced he can cure Benson with an experimental procedure that would place electrodes deep in his brain’s pleasure centers, effectively short-circuiting Harry's seizures with pulses of bliss. The surgery is successful, but while Benson is in recovery, he discovers how to trigger the pulses himself. To make matters worse his violent impulses have only grown, and he soon escapes the hospital with a deadly agenda....

Review:

Harry has a problem. Ever since getting in a car accident, he's suffered from "thought seizures," violent fits in which he attacks other people. He used to be an artificial intelligence researcher, which may explain why he targets anyone who either works on machines or who acts like a machine--mechanics, gas-station attendants, prostitutes, exotic dancers. But there's hope: he can become part machine himself, undergoing "Stage 3," an experimental procedure implanting 40 electrodes deep in the pleasure centers of his brain. The surgery is successful, and blissful pulses of electricity short-circuit Harry's seizures. That is, until Harry figures out how to overload himself with the satisfying jolts and escapes on a murderous rampage. One of Crichton's earliest, playing ably on '70s fears of computers and mind control. --Paul Hughes

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