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City of Cain

3.28  ·  Rating Details  ·  25 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
"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 at
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Mass Market Paperback, 191 pages
Published July 1978 by Pocket Books (first published June 1st 1978)
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Even the villain of this story is convinced his Strangelove-esque plan won't work.
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Jul 30, 2007 Wealhtheow rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
Peter has come back from Vietnam with neurological damage—damage that might just give him extrasensory perceptions. When he begins to hear too much, his politician brother and old physics mentor get worried. They’re on the cusp of a huge project that could save human society—or end it. Wilhelm is particularly good at interpersonal details, and Peter is a well-developed and likeable main character.
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slow, psych thriller vintage 1974
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Kate Wilhelm has won the Hugo and several Nebula Awards. She is the widow of author and editor Damon Knight.
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