Identify a sci-fi book?
September 11, 2012 6:40 AM Subscribe
Can you identify this sci-fi book, given ridiculously few details?
posted by kev23f to grab bag (17 answers total)
So i read this in the mid-80s.
It definitely wasn't "sophisticated" sci-fi, my recollection is that it was a bit pulp-fiction-y.
Set on a non-earth high-tech, future, grimy type planet.
The main character had received surgery in the past that gave him exceptional skills in hand to hand combat.
This surgery had subsequently been made illegal, and the fact that the character still had these modifications made him a rarity.
The surgery gave him things like exceptional reflexes (he could suddenly see everyone move slowly).
His nails would grow out into long lethal claws with poison on them.
He was suddenly stronger.
He could turn these abilities on/off as needed.
The only bit of plot i remember was a fight in a bar where he tore a few people to shreds - a police officer tried to arrest him for having forbidden modifications, but he got away with it somehow or another.
This has been driving me crazy on and off for years, i'd love if anyone could help. I have tried asking at LibraryThing but to no avail.