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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PyrE . ” " Spell it , please . ” “ The name means nothing to you ? ” " No . " “ Good .
It will to Dagenham . PyrE . Capital P - y - r Capital E . Pronounced " pyre " as in
funeral pyre . Tell Dagenham Trir UNIKSITT U MILDIGAM LIDKARE .
He knew that the crux of the “ Nomad " situation was the presence on board the
ship of 20 pounds of Pyre , the total world supply , which was probably
irreplaceable now that its discoverer had disappeared . He knew that Sheffield
knew that ...
startled by the tiger - faced man who hurled a one pound slug of iodine colored
alloy into their midst and shouted in the gutter tongue : “ PyrE ! You hear me ,
man ? You listen a me , you . PyrE is filthy death for us . Alla us ! Grab no guesses
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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