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 . The head of psychiatry , monitoring ...
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 ,
Nomad ' didn ' t have any right to be rescued in the first place . I didn ' t have any
right to revenge ... 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