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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Presteign touched a control . The still life in the star chamber came alive . The
organist played , the librarian sorted books , the secretary typed , the bartender
shook drinks . It was spectacular ; and the impact , carefully calculated by
What the devil are you doing backing Presteign in this shabby deal ? You ' re the
leader of the Liberal party . . . Terra ' s archpatriot . You ' re Presteign ' s political
archenemy . Sell him out , you fool , before he sells us all out . ” " Captain Yeovil ...
Just as the crowd of guests turned to enter Presteign ' s home , a distant
commotion attracted their attention . It was a rumble , a fierce chatter of pneumatic
punches , and an outrageous metallic bellowing . It approached rapidly . The
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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