Related to: 'Better than One'

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Crazy Time

Kate Wilhelm
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Kate Wilhelm

Why is Lauren Steele being followed around by a mysterious red-haired ghost? Why is the Pentagon after her? And why doesn't anyone believe her?As a psychologist at the Waycross Clinic in Seattle, she has enough problems. Her clients never seem to listen to anything she says, and her co-workers could use extensive counseling themselves. The last thing she needs is an obnoxious figment of her own imagination showing up at the least opportune moments.But Daniel ("Corky") Corcoran is actually the victim of a fault experimental laser, having been accidentally "dispersed" when the device misfired during a demonstration. He has literally gathered his wits about him by focusing on the last person he saw - Lauren. The trouble is, Corky's attempts at communication only convince Lauren that she is going crazy.Add to this one paranoid colonel from the Pentagon who is convinced that both Corky and Lauren are Soviet spies, and you have a mix of zany and colourful characters caught up in a plot that is quintessential Wilhelm.

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Oh, Susannah!

Kate Wilhelm
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Kate Wilhelm
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Listen, Listen

Kate Wilhelm
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Kate Wilhelm
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Children of the Wind

Kate Wilhelm
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Kate Wilhelm
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And the Angels Sing

Kate Wilhelm
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Kate Wilhelm
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Abyss: Two Novellas

Kate Wilhelm
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Kate Wilhelm

Abyss Anyone? Enter Kate Wilhelm's realm of extrasensory perception, alternate universes, alien monsters, and something else, something much more strange...the abyss that lurks near each of us, ready to destroy us...or set us free.

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Beyond the Barrier

Damon Knight
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Damon Knight

He reached for Churan's throat and his hands closed on air......yet the alien had not moved. With a chill of terror, Naismith realized that his arm had passed completely through the ugly, green-skinned body.The aliens' laughter swelled out, malicious and mocking. Behind him, Lall's voice said, "A nice try. But not good enough."

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The Downstairs Room

Kate Wilhelm
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Kate Wilhelm
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City of Cain

Kate Wilhelm
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Kate Wilhelm

"My lover, my protector, my friend, my doctor, my brother - they're all killing me."Peter Roos cannot help knowing the thoughts of those around him. A rare physical condition has given him that power. Now he has "heard" about the government's secret plan to give up control of America to the military - to build an underground city for themselves in the event of a nuclear attack. Unfortunately for Roos, the government knows he knows. And the project's sponsors - including his senator brother - have no choice.They must get him out of the way - permanently!

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The Mile-Long Spaceship

Kate Wilhelm
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Kate Wilhelm
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The Clewiston Test

Kate Wilhelm
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Kate Wilhelm

She was consumed by two passions - her husband and her medical research. Or was it first her work and then her husband?At twenty-eight Anne had made a scientific breakthrough that would be a financial miracle for her employers. But was it safe yet to use the serum on humans? Anne found the answer - after her perfect marriage and her courage had been tested by inward conflict and the politics of power.

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Juniper Time

Kate Wilhelm
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Kate Wilhelm
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A Sense of Shadow

Kate Wilhelm
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Kate Wilhelm

They came to his deathbed. Four dutiful children. Each the victim of a different mother. Each mother the victim of a tragic accident, unsolved murder, mysterious disappearance.As he sank away they glowered their hatred. It was a hatred he expected, and his revenge was well-planned.He left a multimillion dollar legacy, bearing a ghoulish price tag. They could pay with their sanity, or their psyches, or their souls, they would be part of an experiment, something to do with brain waves. It would be a great service to science, they were told. Just one last little joke on his kids, and they swore they could hear him laughing - all the way to hell.

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Huysman's Pets

Kate Wilhelm
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Kate Wilhelm
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The Infinity Box

Kate Wilhelm
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Kate Wilhelm

Suppose you could enter the mind of a beautiful woman; see what she sees, feel what she feels, and control her completely. Suppose you could turn back the hands of your watch, and relive your life. Suppose the stories you wrote kept coming true.

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Somerset Dreams and Other Fictions

Kate Wilhelm
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Kate Wilhelm

Eight short stories by the author of Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang. The title piece plus The Encounter; Planet Story; Mrs Bagley Goes to Mars; Symbiosis; Ladies and Gentlemen, This Is Your Crisis; The Hounds; and State of Grace.

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Hell's Pavement

Damon Knight
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Damon Knight

A voice in your brain warning you away from that one drink too many, or the crime of violence, guiding your every move from birth to death - that's the Analogue Machine, a terrifying and ingenious psychological device for compelling conformity. Analogue Men is an exploration of man and society written with dazzling ingenuity and plausibility.

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A for Anything

Damon Knight
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Damon Knight
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Natural State

Damon Knight
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Damon Knight
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Mind Switch

Damon Knight
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Damon Knight

Time Switch at the Zoo.One day Martin Naumchik, reporter for Paris Soir, visited the Berlin Zoo. He was standing outside the spacious cage housing the newly-acquired Brecht Biped, Fritz, when the world seemed to lurch.Then he was no longer outside the cage looking in, but inside looking out. He was no longer Martin Naumchik. He was Fritz, the Biped, that strange celestial animal from a world eighteen light-years away.At the same time, Fritz, who had lived almost all his life in Hamburg Zoo, also felt the lurching motion. And found himself standing outside his cage in the body of Martin Naumchik, looking at the frantic Biped inside, who was beating with both hands on the glass.