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 ...
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 ...
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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