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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A cruel and vicious war broke out between the Inner Planets— Venus, Terra and
Mars— and the Outer Satellites ... a war brought on by the economic and political
pressures of tele- portation. Until the Jaunte Age dawned, the three Inner ...
Time was when Dagenham was one of the Inner Planets' research wizards, a
physicist with inspired intuition, total recall, and a sixth-order computer for a brain.
But there was an accident at Tycho Sands, and the fission blast that should have
She's in the Inner Planets," he repeated. "She may be on Terra." "Safe?" she
whispered. "I don't know." "Put me down." "You're cold." "Put me down." He set
her on her feet. "You destroyed me once," she said in choked tones. "Are you
trying to ...
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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