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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It was of white concrete , round , and decorated on its face with vivid black and
white patterns as an aid to memory . In the center was an illuminated plaque
which gave its name and jaunte co - ordinates of latitude , longitude , and
He was operating on the theory of structural strain . . . to heat , freeze , and etch
the steel until its crystalline structure was distorted and its physical strength
destroyed . He was fatiguing the metal . Jisbella returned and he realized that
That ' s its hope and glory . ” “ Thank you very much . ” “ My pleasure , sir . ” “ You '
ve saved the day . ” “ Always a lovely day somewhere , sir , ” the robot beamed .
Then it fizzed , jangled , and collapsed . Foyle turned on the others . “ That thing ...
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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