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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Jisbella seized the trolley and ran it down the corridor . Quatt pounded alongside her . The roaring in the hospital grew louder : " Foyle ! Foyle ! Foyle ! ” “ Leave him , for God's sake ! ” Quatt urged . “ Let them have him . ” “ No.
Jisbella sobbed . Still automatically retaining her grip on Foyle's arm , she ran across the seamed concrete to Sam Quatt's body . There she let go of Foyle and touched Quatt's head tenderly . Her fingers were stained with blood .
Then he leaned close to the mirror and inspected himself , unaware that Jisbella's head was close to his as she too stared into the mirror . Not a mark of tattooing remained . Both sighed . “ It's clean , " Foyle said . “ Clean .
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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