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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"Wait, class," Robin called. "There's a rush on. Everybody off the stage, please."
Laborers in heavy work ... "They're trying, Miss Robin, but they don't know how
yet. It's called 'tattooing' and. it's sort of forgotten, is all." "Then how did Mr. Foyle ...
"But you ain't gonna tell nobody in the hospital about me, Miss Robin. Nobody." "
Let go of me!" Robin lashed him across his face. "Beast! Savage! Don't you dare
touch me!" Foyle released her and stepped back. The impact of her revulsion ...
"No." "Yeah. I found out where you live. They know up at the hospital. I come here
and looked around. 1 read your diary, Miss Robin. You got a family on Callisto,
mother and two sisters." "For God's sake!" "So that makes you alien-belligerent.
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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