The Stars My Destination
In this pulse-quickening novel, Alfred Bester imagines a future in which people "jaunte" a thousand miles with a single thought, where the rich barricade themselves in labyrinths and protect themselves with radioactive hit men--and where an inarticulate outcast is the most valuable and dangerous man alive.
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“ Interesting , ” Baker murmured . “ Haven't seen a tattoo case in all my life . Thought it was a dead art . I'd like to add him to my collection . You know I collect curios , Jiz ? ” “ Everybody knows that zoo of yours in Trenton ...
“ He'd be happy in the zoo , ” Baker said persuasively . “ And he'd be under cover there . I'd put him in the room next to the cyclops girl- ” “ The zoo is out . That's definite . " " All right , dear . But why are you worried about ...
She laughed so furiously that she startled Baker . “ Let his face make him suffer too . ” Baker's Freak Factory occupied a round brick threestory building that had once been the roundhouse in a suburban railway yard before jaunting ...
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This book was published in 1956 – a time when traveling to the moon would still be science fiction for quite a few years. Many of its ideas were astonishing then and its plot of blind revenge ... Read full review