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
Bunny , Sheffield's assistant , jaunted into the private office . “ Chief ! ” he shouted
in excitement . “ Something brand new's turned up . A lech - jaunte ! Two society
kids bribed a C - class tart to - Ooop . Sorry . Didn't realize you had— ” Bunny ...
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 jaunte . And don't move . I'm warning you , I'm prepared
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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