The Computer Connection by Alfred Bester:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas
Remarkable book; the author sees it as a flawed work, but it shines all the way through with his wit and insight. The story centers around a small group of people who become effectively immortal. One of their group begins killing the others (possible with enough trauma); the group pulls together to get the criminal.
His use of 3D projection commercials was particularly prescient - he clearly visualized what you saw in the 2004 movie Minority Report in 1974. Select
A spaceship capsule that contains astronauts in special coffins, in suspended animation.
An astronaut placed in cryonic sleep.
A weapon that burns the skin and meat off the victim.
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