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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Crime waves swept the planets and satellites as their underworlds took to
jaunting with the night around the clock, and ... A cruel and vicious war broke out
between the Inner Planets— Venus, Terra and Mars— and the Outer Satellites ...
a war ...
For a moment Foyle's heart constricted; the ship was behaving so cautiously that
he feared she was an enemy vessel from the Outer Satellites. Then he saw the
famous red and blue emblem on her side, the trademark of the mighty industrial ...
"Because we've got a corpse!" Y'ang-Yeovil flared. "The Outer Satellites
command had him on Lassell for six months trying to carve information out of him.
We pulled "him out with a raid at a cost of 79 per cent casualties. We rescued a
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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