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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As always , when he returned from a stormy civil court session in Leningrad ,
Regis Sheffield was pleased and complacent , rather like a cocky prizefighter
who ' s won a tough fight . He stopped off at Blekmann ' s in Berlin for a drink and
My dear sir , d . be sensible . You come here , extravagantly accusing yoursel of
robbery , rape , murder , genocide , treason , and God knows what else . D ' you
expect me to take you seriously ? ” Bunny , Sheffield ' s assistant , jaunted into the
The Jack - jaunters were not interested in literature . Sheffield threw Foyle down
on the floor . Only then did he take a gun from his pocket . Foyle ' s eyelids
fluttered ; his eyes opened . " You ' re drugged , ” Sheffield said rapidly . “ Don ' t
try to ...
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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