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
It's a miracle . " “ What's a miracle ? " “ There's an acoustical freak in Gouffre
Martel ... they happen in underground caves ... a freak of echoes , passages and
whispering galleries . Old - timers call it the Whisper Line . I never believed them .
If it's there . ” “ Dagenham's here , isn't he ? That's proof it's there . We'll have to
cut the whole safe out of the ' Nomad ' and get it into the Weekender . Then we
blast . ” “ But ” “ Just listen to me and do what I say . Go back to the Weekender .
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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