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The Terminal Man

Crichton, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0394447689 / ISBN 13: 9780394447681
Published by Alfred a Knopf Inc, Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A., 1972
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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FIRST EDITION (STATED); THIS BOOK IS IN A FINE CONDITION. THE DUSTJACKET IS IN A FINE CONDITION AND IN A MYLAR PROTECTOR. THE SPINE IS TIGHT AND THE PAGES ARE CLEAN AND CRISP WITH SHARP CORNERS; THERE ARE NO REMAINDER MARKS; THE PRICE IS UNCLIPPED; NOT AN EX-LIBRARY BOOK; A BCE; WE SHIP THE SAME DAY. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. Bookseller Inventory # 001188

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Title: The Terminal Man

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc, Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: Book Club Edition

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A team of surgeons perform an operation on a violent paranoid in an attempt to electronically control his behavior

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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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