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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Crime waves swept the planets and satellites as their underworlds took to
jaunting with the night around the clock, and ... A cruel and vicious war broke out
between the Inner Planets— Venus, Terra and Mars— and the Outer Satellites ...
a war ...
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
Your mother's in the Inner Planets. 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 ...
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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