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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"Bunny's my portable law library," Sheffield grunted. Presteign touched a control.
The still life in the star chamber came alive. The organist played, the librarian
sorted books, the secretary typed, the bartender shook drinks. It was spectacular
"303 Terran Appeals 191," murmured Bunny. "The 'Nomad' was carrying war
material." "The 'Nomad' was transporting platinum bullion to Mars Bank,"
Presteign snapped. "If money is a—" "/ am leading this discussion," Sheffield
Bunny, Sheffield's assistant, jaunted into the private office. "Chief!" he shouted in
excitement. "Something brant/ new's turned up. A lech-jaunte! Two society kids
bribed a C-class tart to— Ooop. Sorry. Didn't realize you had—" Bunny broke off ...
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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