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. "You
pass me ...
"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 much.
"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 were close ...
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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