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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Robin Wednesbury was conducting her re-eduction class in jaunting on its tour
through New York City, and it was as exciting a business for the cerebral cases
as it was for the children in her primer class. She treated the adults like children ...
He jaunted to Robin Wednesbury's apartment in the lonely building amidst the
Wisconsin pines. It was the real reason for the advent of the Four Mile Circus in
Green Bay. He jaunted and arrived in darkness and empty space and
"Wednesbury. Robin Wednesbury." "Charmed. I'm Captain Y'ang- Yeovil. How
nice of you to come and see me, Miss Wednesbury. You've saved me a long,
hard search." "B-But I don't understand. What were you doing on the Spanish
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Review: The Stars My DestinationUser Review - Bart - Goodreads
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