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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“ Where is ' Nomad ' ? where have you left ' Nomad ' ? what happened to ' Nomad ' ? where is ' Nomad ' ? ” * Vorga , ' ” Foyle shouted . “ Vorga . ' « Vorga . ' ' Vorga . ' In the control booth , Dagenham swore .
What happened to ' Nomad ' ? ” " I don't know about ' Nomad , nothing . " “ The ship was last reported over seven months ago . Are you the sole survivor ? And what have you been doing all this time ? Having your face decorated ?
Nomad didn't have any right to be rescued in the first place . I didn't have any right to ... “ They were nowhere near ' Nomad ' when they set you adrift . They were six hundred thousand miles from ' Nomad ' . " “ Six hundred thous- ?
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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