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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The head of the Presteign clan was a familiar sight to New York jaunters . Iron gray , handsome , powerful , impeccably dressed and mannered in the old - fashioned style , Presteign of Presteign was the epitome of the socially elect ...
Presteign nodded , smiled his basilisk smile and seated himself behind the enthroned desk while the Jaunte - Watch skirled their pipes and ruffled their drums . Presteign signaled for the audience to begin .
“ We are reaffirming a three thousand - year blood feud , ” Y'ang - Yeovil explained to Presteign , who looked sufficiently unsettled by the conversation and the laughter which he did not understand . He tried a direct thrust .
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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