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, and ...
red 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