From the deft pen of the Hugo Award-winning satirist H. L. Gold comes a comic science-fiction fable that will leave listeners laughing and thinking in equal measure. Here is a fresh, original wrinkle on ESP, as only H. L. Gold could have conceived it.
What if instead of reading human thoughts and feelings you could read those of machines? That's what happens to Lester Shay when he becomes the "Inside Man". Soon he is driving himself, along with friends and coworkers, crazy every time he encounters an aging, ill-treated mechanism. For Lester can feel their pain, and it won't stop till the machine is fixed and running happily again. Nor is the whole situation doing his three-month marriage to Thalia any good. For at night, his young wife finds herself deprived of her new husband's attention just when she had been looking forward to it the most.