by Alfred BesterThis macabre "android gone wrong" story is a classic for good reason. Alfred Bester's prose is noir-style tight and punchy, but the focus resolutely remains on the psychological horror of the tale — not only the fact that the android kills when the mercury rises above a particular temperature, but also the fact that the playboy owner of the android seems to have lost his own identity to the android. Or perhaps that's the other way around. Bester's masterful jumbling of first-person and third-person pronouns blurs the lines between the two psyches while never confusing the reader about what action is taking place. It's a dark and twisted tale, well worth reading.
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