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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THOMPSON : Jaunting is like seeing ; it is a natural aptitude of almost every human organism , but it can only be developed by training and experience . REPORTER : You mean we couldn't see without practice ? THOMPSON : Obviously you're ...
REPORTER : But if we know where we are and where we're going ... ? THOMPSON : We can be pretty sure we'll jaunte and arrive . REPORTER : Would we arrive naked ? THOMPSON : If you started naked . ( Laughter ) REPORTER : I mean , would ...
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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