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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TWO - Between Mars and Jupiter is spread the broad belt of the asteroids . Of the
thousands , known and unknown , most unique to the Freak Century was the
Sargasso Asteroid , a tiny planet manufactured of natural rock and wreckage ...
Nomad ' was transporting platinum bullion to Mars Bank . Every so often , banks
have to adjust accounts . Normally , enough trade goes on between planets so
that accounts can be balanced on paper . The war ' s disrupted normal trade ,
rect from the Syrtis airport to the St . Michele stage at the foot of the causeway
which stretched for a quarter of a mile through green fields to Mars St . Michele .
The rest of the distance had to be traversed on foot . Like the original Mont St ...
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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