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by Anderson, Poul William.

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TitleThe sensitive man
Author / Responsible partyAnderson, Poul William.
GenreScience fiction.
TopicsScience fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Michael Tighe of the Psychotechnic Institute has been kidnapped by Thomas Bancroft, a politician with ties to an authoritarian movement called the Actionists. Poul Anderson delves into the realm of human potential in this exciting story and asks some penetrating questions for us to think about. What if psychology finally enabled people to even partially control all those automatic reactions of our minds and bodies? What if we were not slaves to anger, fear, emotions, hormones, blood pressure and the thousand other things that our bodies 'take care of' from instant to instant? What if those things could be brought under the control even partially of our reason and minds? In this story one man stood between a power-hungry cabal and their world mastery—but a man of, shall we say, unusual talents. (First published in the January 1954 issue of Fantastic Universe and reprinted in the 1981 collection The Psychotechnic League.)

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System control numberE13741
Original Print Publisher[USA] : Fantastic Universe, 1954.
Narrator NamePhil Chenevert.
Participant or performer notePhil Chenevert.
Narrators GenderMale narrator