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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"Didn't expect to find you open for business on New Year's Eve," Foyle said. "Our
Russian New Year comes two weeks later," Dr. Orel answered. "Step this way,
please." He pointed to a door and disappeared with a "pop." The door revealed a
sap, and scientifically smote Orel across the brow, concussing the frontal lobes
and stunning the jaunte center. He picked the quack up and strapped him into the
electric chair. All this took approximately five seconds. To Robin Wednesbury it ...
Expecting the same start of terror manifested by Forrest and Orel, which he at last
understood, Foyle shot out a hand and grabbed Y'ang- Yeovil's elbow. "Yes?" "Si,
signore," Y'ang- Yeovil replied tranquilly. "How can I serve your worship?
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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