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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"You gave orders to make New York your permanent residence, Fourmyle." "Oh?
Did I? And?" "We bought St. Patrick's Cathedral, Fourmyle." "And where is that?" "
Old St. Patrick's, Fourmyle. On Fifth Avenue and what was formerly 50th Street.
He was back under Old St. Pat's, reappearing only an instant after his last
disappearance. His wild beatings into the unknown sent him stumbling up
geodesic space-time lines that inevitably brought him back to the Now he was
trying to ...
Two centuries before, when organized religion had been abolished and orthodox
worshippers of all faiths had been driven underground, some devout souls had
constructed this secret niche in Old St. Pat's and turned it into an altar. The gold ...
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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