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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the Romantics cried, unaware that the frontier of the mind had opened in a
laboratory on Callisto at the turn of the twenty-fourth century. A researcher named
Jaunte set fire to his bench and himself (accidentally) and let out a yell for help
... Callisto of Jupiter; Rhea and Titan of Saturn; and Lassell of Neptune. The
United Outer Satellites supplied raw materials for the Inner Planets'
manufactories, and a market for their finished goods. Within a decade this
balance was destroyed ...
You got a family on Callisto, mother and two sisters." "For God's sake!" "So that
makes you alien-belligerent. When the war started you and all the rest was given
one month to get out of the Inner Planets and go home. Any which didn't became
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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