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 cried . “ Wake up , girl ! Go ! " “ We can ' t run out on him . ” 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 ...
He fell and was smashed on the edge of the pit . 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 .
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 . He did the job .
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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