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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Since the Middle Ages the Spanish Stairs have been the center of corruption in
Rome. Rising from the Piazza di Spagna to the gardens of the Villa Borghese in a
broad, long sweep, the Spanish Stairs are, have been, and always will be ...
Y'ang-Yeovil said in exasperated tones. He pointed to the Whitehead equations
spelling disaster on the transparent blackboard. "Read that and weep on the way
out." "Very special lady, Yeo. Your Venus from the Spanish Stairs." "Who?
"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