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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In twenty minutes the surveyors had laid out a camp site and the word was
spread that the Four Mile Circus was arriving. Locals from Wisconsin, Michigan,
and Minnesota came to watch the fun. Twenty roustabouts jaunted in, each
carrying a ...
But the local Mr. Presto had evidently witnessed the arrival of the Four Mile
Circus and recognized him. Foyle at once awoke from his detached intensity and
became the outlandish Fourmyle of Ceres. He clowned and cavorted, bought a ...
He left six bodies stretched on the street. Old St. Pat's still stood, unblemished,
eternal, the distant fires flickering on the green copper of its roof. Inside, it was
deserted. The tents of the Four Mile Circus filled the nave, illuminated and
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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