Demon Seed by Dean Koontz

By Dean Koontz

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In the privateness of her own residence, and opposed to her will, Susan Harris will event an impossible act of terror. she is going to develop into the item of the last word computer's eating obsession: to benefit every thing there's to understand approximately human flesh.

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Yeah, like I was. Pregnant at eighteen. Not exactly a picnic. It worked out, though. It worked out fine. Charlie. No. Her eyes sprang open. Her heart raced. She took deep breaths. No. That’s one little trip down memory lane you don’t want to take. You filthy whore! shrieked in her face. Leigh groaned. She stood up fast. I’m not going to remember, she told herself. Her warm wet skin, hit by the breeze, turned achingly cold from shoulders to waist. She started to shake. Gritted her teeth. Crossed her arms over her breasts.

What if it returned every night? And maybe that other nightmare she’d had, had been a portent of things to come. It was too spooky to think about. Swinging her legs off the bed, she reached up and turned on a lamp. She crossed her room to the dresser, took out a jersey nightgown, and put it on. The clinging fabric felt good against her chilled skin. She left her room and made her way down the dark hallway to the bathroom. After using the toilet, she returned. With pillows behind her back, she sat in bed and opened a book.

A lone car circled the cul-de-sac and pulled into the Stevensons’ driveway. Off to the left, a car crept up Avenida Mira Flores, turned toward her, and dipped down the slope. Much too early to be Allan’s car. Over the tops of the hills, she could see a piece of Belvedere Island rising out of the bay, dark except for a few specks of light from streetlamps, house windows, and cars. Beyond Belvedere, far off in the distance, the northern end of the Golden Gate was visible—red lights on top of its tower, cables sloping down.

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