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Initial post: 7 Jun 2012 20:35:04 BDT
Jack Bowman says:
I read abook back in the 70's whose hero was some sort of psychologist. As I recall, he had perfected some sort of psycological system involving movements?music? I think he falls foul of the powers that be and escapes, to be rescued by rebels who hide out in a miniaturised world? This may have been part of a series, as I remember the end seemed to be a cliff hanger. Any suggestions?

Posted on 11 Jun 2012 12:28:56 BDT
Monobrowze says:
Maybe Foundation by Asimov? In that one Hari Seldon perfected a way of predicting the future. He fell foul of the powers that me and was exiled to a planet called Terminus. But it dates from the 1940s and 1950s so I guess not.

Posted on 11 Jun 2012 13:38:07 BDT
Ken O'Neill says:
I see what you mean, but there's no miniaturisation of people involved in the Foundation series, and as you say it's actually 1950s, but my copies of the first trilogy were published and presented as "new books" in the 1970s, so it's maybe not impossible?

Posted on 11 Jun 2012 15:11:16 BDT
H. Hogh says:
Maybe Blood Music by Greg Bear - it's not a trilogy, and it's from the 80s, but I seem to remember it involves miniaturised world (nano-technology) and an ambiguous ending.

Posted on 12 Jun 2012 21:57:21 BDT
Jack Bowman says:
Thanks, folks, but it definitely isn't Foundation ( I read those back in the 70's ), and nano-tech wasn't involved.

Posted on 12 Jun 2012 23:48:41 BDT
B says:
Lindsay Gutteridge's 70s pulp SF series of books sounds like what you're recollecting - Killer Pine, Fratricide is a Gas etc.. Hard to find in print but some evidence on the web ...

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jun 2012 15:03:43 BDT
Jack Bowman says:
Thanks B. Unfortunately, not the one I'm after.
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