Alfred Bester's other famous novel besides The Stars My Destination, The Demolished Man is a Reverse Whodunnit centering on Ben Reich's attempt to get away with the murder of a hated business rival and the efforts of Esper policeman Lincoln Powell to prove his guilt. The novel heavily inspired the psychic police of Babylon 5, although the ones in the novel are by far more benevolent. The name of the author was used for the PsiCop character played by Walter Koenig, along with possibly the Death of Personality, inspired from the titular "Demolition", the "what do you want?" question by Morden, and an Ear Worm being used to block telepathic scanning.Also, it was the first winner of a Hugo Award.
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