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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I'll—Guard, here! G—" Foyle grasped Dagenham's throat, dragged him down to
the floor and hammered his head on the flagstones. ... He began to run around
the twists and turns and found himself back at the reception room. Dagenham
Dagenham and Presteign, on either side of Foyle, turned. A tall woman
approached, stately in an emerald evening gown, her red hair gleaming. It was
Jisbella McQueen. Their glances met. Before the shock could seethe into his face
, Foyle ...
"Awful day," Foyle said. "Always a lovely day somewhere, sir," the robot
responded. "Day," Foyle said. "Always a lovely day somewhere, sir," the robot
said. Foyle turned to the others. "That's me," he said, motioning to the robot. "
That's all of us.
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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