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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Does the Commando Brigade have an Intelligence service they haven't bothered
to mention to us?" "Why the Commandos, Yeo?" "You saw the way he
accelerated, didn't you? He destroyed every record we made." "I still can't believe
my eyes ...
URGENT. SIGURD MAGSMAN KIDNAPED BY MAN TENTATIVELY IDENTIFIED
AS GULLIVER FOYLE, ALIAS FOURMYLE OF CERES, SOLAR ENEMY
NUMBER ONE. DESTINATION TENTATIVELY FIXED. ALERT COMMANDO
The recognition lag of the Commandos to this appalling attack gave Foyle his
opportunity. ... the sound spectrum that they sounded like sodden rock slides, told
him that the Commando Brigade was bombarding him with shots from below.
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Review: The Stars My DestinationUser Review - Bart - Goodreads
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