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He was the most dangerous fugitive, but didn’t exist!

Nickie Haflinger had lived several lifetimes...but technically never existed. He was originally a fugitive from Tarnover, the incredibly powerful government think tank that educated him. First he had broken his identity code - then he made his escape. 

Now he needed to find a way to restore sanity and freedom to the computerized masses and save a world nearing the brink of disaster. He didn’t care how he accomplished this - but the government did. That’s when his Tarnover teachers took him back into their labs, where Nickie Haflinger was set up to receive a whole new education.

©2014 John Brunner (P)2020 by Blackstone Publishing and Skyboat Media, Inc.

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Best Science Fiction Writer Ever

I’m so glad there are now audio versions of my favorite author’s best work. If you haven’t read The Sheep Look Up or Stand On Zanzibar, get to it. I have to keep wondering how he could have written these and his other prescient works before the internet, suicide bombings, school shootings, or the for profit opioid epidemic, to name just a few visionary ideas. The somewhat hokey endings only make the reality of today’s crazy world sadder.

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