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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Fourmyle capped their wildest speculations . The muzzle of a circus cannon thrust up from the staff car . There was the bang of a black - powder explosion and Fourmyle of Ceres was shot out of the cannon in a graceful arc to the very ...
Fourmyle toppled from the shoulders of his shaking valets and disappeared within his tent . There was a roar of laughter and cheering and the Four Mile Circus ripped into high gear . The kitchens sizzled and smoked .
Fourmyle ! ” the guests shouted . " Fourmyle of Ceres ! " the sightseers cheered . Presteign's party was now an assured success . Inside the vast velvet and plush reception hall , Presteign examined Fourmyle curiously .
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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