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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But since Olivia Presteign was herself blind to normal sight, she could not jaunte.
Consequently her suite was entered through doors closely guarded by ancient
retainers in the Presteign clan livery. Olivia Presteign was a glorious albino.
"She says Olivia." "What!" "She says Olivia. Olivia Presteign. Olivia Presteign.
Olivia Presteign." The Burning Man vanished. The catacombs were dark again.
Colored lights and cacophonies whirled around Foyle. He gasped and staggered
"IT WAS OLIVIA PRESTEIGN GAVE THE ORDER. OLIVIA PRESTEIGN. NOT ME.
DONT HURT ME. OLIVIA PRESTEIGN." "She's telling who gave the order. Can't
you hear? Listen with your eyes. She says Olivia." WHAT? WHAT? WHAT?
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Review: The Stars My DestinationUser Review - Bart - Goodreads
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