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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Captain Peter Y ' ang - Yeovil of Central Intelligence was a lineal descendant of
the learned Mencius and belonged to . the Intelligence Tong of the Inner Planets
Armed Forces . For two hundred years the IPAF had entrusted its intelligence ...
Intelligence checks and finds you were aboard ' Nomad ' when she sailed . Class
. As if all this isn ' t enough to throw Intelligence into a tizzy , you come back in a
private launch that ' s been missing fifty years . Man , you ' re cooking in the ...
Then the blur seized the girl in the Renaissance gown and vanished . The
Spanish Stairs came to life again , painfully , as though struggling out of a
nightmare . The bewildered Intelligence crew clustered around Y ' ang - Yeovil . “
What in God ...
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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