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The Power

The Power

A Novel

Frank M. Robinson

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The Power is a science fiction classic from the 1950s. After the book's initial publication, it was produced as a TV special starring Theodore Bikel and later as a George Pal film starring George Hamilton and Suzanne Pleshette. It is the tale of a mutant superman in hiding and the terrifying search to find him.


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The Power

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OLSON was cracking up.
He had seen it coming for a whole month now, Tanner thought. Every day Olson had grown more nervous until now the psychologist reminded him of a fine crystal goblet--ping him just...

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“I've always maintained that Frank M. Robinson's The Power was one of the best terror tales ever told. Waiting is even better, rich with character, suspense and constant surprise. This is one of the best chillers of the entire decade.” —Ed Gorman, Mystery Scene

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Frank M. Robinson

Frank M. Robinson (1926-2014) is the author of the classic thrillers, The Power, filmed in 1968, and The Glass Tower, which was one of the sources for the Irwin Allen blockbuster film The Towering Inferno. A U.S. Navy veteran of both WWII and the Korean War, he earned degrees in physics and journalism. He worked at a number of magazines, including Science Digest, Rogue, Cavalier and Playboy before becoming a freelance writer. He is the author of many novels and stories, a noted collector of pulp magazines, and was the executor of the estate of Harvey Milk. His novel The Dark Beyond the Stars won the Lambda Award.

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