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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After thirty years of existence and six months of torture , Gully Foyle , the
stereotype Common Man , was no more . The key turned in the lock of his soul
and the door was opened . What emerged expunged the Common Man forever .
All that Gulliver Foyle nonsense about your being a common sailor and— ” “ I am
Gully Foyle . That's my name , Gully Foyle . ” “ Sweetheart , you're not . That's just
a delusion you've had for weeks . You've been overworking and drinking too ...
Generous Gully Foyle . Be real generous , Gully . Make a run for it . Entertain me
a little . ” " Squealing like a rat ? I don't know how , Jiz . I'm trained for hunting ,
nothing else . ” " And I killed the tiger . Give me one satisfaction , Gully . Say you ...
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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